Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very talkative; garrulous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Talkative; given to continual talking; chattering.
  • Synonyms Garrulous, etc. See talkative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
  • adjective rare Speaking; expressive.
  • adjective Apt to blab and disclose secrets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective full of trivial conversation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin loquāx, loquāc-, from loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin loquacis, ‘talkative’, from loqui, ‘to speak’.

Examples

  • The fascist leader characteristically indulges in loquacious statements about himself.

    Early Monday « Gerry Canavan

  • Americans called a loquacious boasting people; now, as far as my limited acquaintance with them goes, I consider they are almost laconic, and if

    The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters From The Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

  • Milo Slade, a 33-year-old home health-care aide suffers from habitual, unignorable impulses to do any number of odd, "pressure-releasing" actions, from twisting open the vacuum-sealed tops of jelly jars (he keeps a supply on hand in his car trunk) to inducing others to speak aloud in spontaneous conversation a random word ( "loquacious," for instance) that has popped into Milo's head.

    Dangerous and Strange

  • So even in ancient times the Romans already knew the Gauls were "loquacious", aggressive, and argumentative, or in a word "rooster like."

    Archive 2008-01-27

  • So even in ancient times the Romans already knew the Gauls were "loquacious", aggressive, and argumentative, or in a word "rooster like."

    Cocorico! Cocorico!

  • As he was an orator, and by no means a great one, being stigmatised as "loquacious" by

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • KOTA BARU: She may not have understood the meaning of "loquacious" but that did not stop

    nst online

  • A quote from Paula Giddings portrays Obama similarly: "That Barack Obama would choose for his life partner a nearly six-foot-tall, incredibly smart, loquacious lioness of a woman told us virtually all we needed to know about his fundamental character -- and the way he felt about us."

    Geri Spieler: Big Girls Don't Cry by Rebecca Traister

  • A quote from Paula Giddings portrays Obama similarly: "That Barack Obama would choose for his life partner a nearly six-foot-tall, incredibly smart, loquacious lioness of a woman told us virtually all we needed to know about his fundamental character -- and the way he felt about us."

    Geri Spieler: Big Girls Don't Cry by Rebecca Traister

  • Among the road blocks, there are, for starters, the numerous theories -- highly loquacious in cyberspace -- that contend not only that flu vaccination is overtly dangerous, but that there is a systematic effort to delude the public about those dangers.

    David Katz, M.D.: What to Do About Flu? Get Vaccinated

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  • Viktor's more of a physical being.

    April 1, 2008

  • Loquacious I am.

    April 20, 2008

  • "His mother, whom drink had made loquacious..."

    -- Cordwainer Smith

    August 15, 2008

  • Am I... Loquacious?

    August 18, 2008

  • I wish people would stop linking to the word they are discussing.

    September 8, 2008

  • Try to ignore it, then.

    September 8, 2008

  • And so my guilt ridden conscience begs forgiveness from His Loquaciousness for possibly inadvertently contributing to the loss of His train of thought.

    January 25, 2009

  • One of my all time favourites.

    August 4, 2009

  • I've always felt this word was too pretentious. This may only be because I hate the sound of it.

    July 10, 2011

  • "I assure you, Agha, that any previous loquacious tendancies have been curtailed and that now more than ever have I sought for and achieved new standards of brevity." - http://www.delilahdirk.com/ddattl/ch1-011-012.html

    July 2, 2012