V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: very talkative

Synonyms: garrulous, talkative, verbose, wordy, chatty, rambling

Antonyms: silent, reserved, terse, taciturn, curt

Tips: Loquacious is derived from the Latin word loqui, "to speak." This is also the root of the word "eloquent." Someone loquacious usually has a lot to say and often says more than is necessary. Loquacious is a good word to describe a chatty person. Loquacious is synonymous with garrulous and verbose. See a detailed analysis at garrulous.

Usage Examples:

She tried to avoid being drawn into a conversation with her loquacious coworker. (talkative, chatty)

My sister was in a loquacious mood and kept me on the phone for over an hour. (talkative, chatty)

I tried to keep my report brief because I knew my boss didn't have time for me to be loquacious. (verbose, wordy, rambling)

The loquacious little girl entertained her mother with stories on their drive home. (garrulous, talkative)

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