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

Some common synonyms of talkative are garrulous, loquacious, and voluble. While all these words mean "given to talk or talking," talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation.

a talkative neighbor

When is garrulous a more appropriate choice than talkative?

In some situations, the words garrulous and talkative are roughly equivalent. However, garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity.

garrulous traveling companions

When can loquacious be used instead of talkative?

The words loquacious and talkative are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly.

a loquacious spokesperson

Where would voluble be a reasonable alternative to talkative?

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

a voluble raconteur

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“Talkative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talkative. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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