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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

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