from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by or having a disposition to talk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to talk a lot.
- adj. Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to much talking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined to talk or converse; ready or apt to engage in conversation; freely communicative; chatty.
- Synonyms Talkative, Loquacious, Garrulous. Talkative is a mildly unfavorable word; the others are clearly unfavorable. Talkative is applied to a person who is in the habit of speaking frequently, whether much is said at one speaking or not: thus, a lively child may be talkative. A loquacious person is one who has this inclination with a greater flow of words, and perhaps a disposition to make many-words of a small matter. Garrulous is the word applied to mental decline, as in old age, and implies feeble, prosy, continuous talk, with needless repetitions and tiresome details. The subject of a garrulous person's talk is generally himself or his own affairs or observations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. friendly and open and willing to talk
- adj. full of trivial conversation
- adj. unwisely talking too much
From Middle English talcatife, equivalent to talk + -ative. (Wiktionary)