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garrulous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of garrulous

  1. 1 fond of talking or conversation a garrulous boy who was in constant trouble for talking out of turn Synonyms of garrulous blabby, chatty, conversational, gabby, talkative, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkyWords Related to garrulous 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 of garrulous quiet, shy; mum, mute, silent, speechless, tongue-tied, wordless; evasive, nonvocal, secretive, self-contained; aloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, retiring, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of garrulous closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative

  2. 2 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea now that he's in his anecdotage, Grandpa likes to tell garrulous, shaggy-dog accounts of his youthful misadventures Synonyms of garrulous circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, wordy, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, verbose, windyWords Related to garrulous chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin)Near Antonyms of garrulous brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippyAntonyms of garrulous compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse

Synonym Discussion of garrulous

talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble mean given to talk or talking. talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation.
    • a talkative neighbor
loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly.
    • a loquacious spokesperson
garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity.
    • garrulous traveling companions
voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity.
    • a voluble raconteur

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