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

  • adjective Marked by or having a disposition to talk.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective Given to much talking.

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

  • adjective Tending to talk a lot.
  • adjective Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.

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

  • adjective friendly and open and willing to talk
  • adjective full of trivial conversation
  • adjective unwisely talking too much


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From Middle English talcatife, equivalent to talk +‎ -ative.



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