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

Some common synonyms of loquacious are garrulous, talkative, and voluble. While all these words mean "given to talk or talking," loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly.

a loquacious spokesperson

When would garrulous be a good substitute for loquacious?

The words garrulous and loquacious can be used in similar contexts, but garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity.

garrulous traveling companions

Where would talkative be a reasonable alternative to loquacious?

In some situations, the words talkative and loquacious are roughly equivalent. However, talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation.

a talkative neighbor

When could voluble be used to replace loquacious?

While the synonyms voluble and loquacious are close in meaning, voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity.

a voluble raconteur

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The first known use of loquacious was in 1656

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“Loquacious.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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