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talking

adjective

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talking

noun

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talking

verb
present participle of talk

Synonyms & Antonyms of talking (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
  • the fire chief often talks at school assemblies about fire safety

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2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • talked with our neighbor as we unloaded the groceries from the car

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4 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities
  • after being threatened, the eyewitness started talking at length about what he had seen in the alley

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5 to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature
  • you're a fine one to talk about your sister's marital problems when you have had plenty of your own

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“Talking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talking. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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