from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A talker; a converser; a conversationalist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who converses much, or who excels in conversation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun someone skilled in the art of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone skilled at conversation
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Richard Sharpe, the "conversationist" as he was called in London, kept a regular book of entry, in which he recorded where and before whom he had uttered severally his choice sayings.
It will have been perceived that Miss Fotheringay, though silent in general, and by no means brilliant as a conversationist, where poetry, literature, or the fine arts were concerned, could talk freely, and with good sense, too, in her own family circle.
I find it very hard to keep focus however the guy last night was a self conversationist.
He's a conversationist who saw this devastation for himself in Indonesia.
Not only was I tired, but listening to the same pedantic metaphysical reasoning for the second time from my friend, normally a lively conversationist, bored me out of my skull.
Nora was a woman to laugh and chat with; Nora was kind and gracious, and gentle too; Nora was amiable as well as witty; charming in manner, piquant in expression, inimitable at an anecdote, with never-failing resources, a first-rate lady-conversationist, if I may use so formidable a word -- in fact, a thoroughly fascinating woman; but Marion!
As an author, therefore, he is sententious; as a conversationist, loose and verbose; -- or the reverse of this may be true.
Macaulay, on all festive occasions, proved himself as elegant a conversationist as he was a writer; his tone was thoroughly
He is a cautious conversationist, as might be expected of one who has so deeply delved into the most cautious of all professions, but in the mind of the thoughtful reader this should add to the value of his utterances, which, as expressed in the following columns, were carefully revised by him before going into type.
A good shrugger in Italy is admired, just as a good conversationist is in England, or a good stump orator in America.