Synonyms and Antonyms of conversational

  1. 1 fond of talking or conversation the antiques dealer is not the conversational sort, so customers should not expect any impromptu chats Synonyms blabby, chatty, talkative, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkyRelated Words communicative, expansive; demonstrative, effusive, gushing; free-spoken, outspoken, unreserved, vocal; articulate, fluent, glib, voluble, well-spoken; gossipy, talebearing, tale-telling; long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy; extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociableNear Antonyms quiet, shy; mum, mute, silent, speechless, tongue-tied, wordless; evasive, nonvocal, secretive, self-contained; aloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, retiring, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative

  2. 2 having the style and content of everyday conversation struck a very conversational tone in his reports of his travels through foreign countries Synonyms chattery, colloquial, chatty, dishy, gossipy, newsyRelated Words casual, familiar, informal, intimate, tell-all; digressive, discursive, rambling; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkativeNear Antonyms ceremonious, dignified, elevated, formal, solemn, statelyAntonyms bookish, literary

  3. 3 used in or suitable for speech and not formal writing uses conversational language instead of more stilted expressions in her campaign speeches Synonyms colloquial, informal, nonformal, nonliterary, unbookish, unliterary, vernacular, vulgarRelated Words dialectal, dialectical (also dialectic), nonstandard, regional; incorrect, nongrammatical, substandard, uneducated, ungrammatical, unlearned; slang, slangyNear Antonyms standard, undialectical; correct, educated, genteel, grammatical, properAntonyms bookish, formal, learned, literary

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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