Synonyms & Antonyms of garrulous

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

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How is the word garrulous different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of garrulous are loquacious, talkative, and voluble. While all these words mean "given to talk or talking," garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity.

garrulous traveling companions

When is loquacious a more appropriate choice than garrulous?

The synonyms loquacious and garrulous are sometimes interchangeable, but loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly.

a loquacious spokesperson

When can talkative be used instead of garrulous?

While the synonyms talkative and garrulous are close in meaning, talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation.

a talkative neighbor

When might voluble be a better fit than garrulous?

Although the words voluble and garrulous have much in common, voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity.

a voluble raconteur

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The first known use of garrulous was circa 1611

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“Garrulous.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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