One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.‘the character's comic garrulity’
talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, loquaciousness, volubility, verbosity, verboseness, long-windedness, wordiness, chattiness, effusiveness, profuseness, communicativeness, expansivenessView synonyms
- ‘He explained that he was in fact on indefinite exile from the Parish for committing the unforgivable and irredeemable sins of garrulity, irreverent laughter, vile thoughts and oversleeping.’
- ‘The only occasion when our terseness transforms into garrulity is when we watch and discuss cricket.’
- ‘Swift employs what is fundamentally a trope of garrulity: a single voice is allowed to soliloquize at length.’
- ‘He could have replied ‘no‘or ‘yes‘, but his natural garrulity drew him into a longer answer that initially seemed to contradict his earlier arguments.’’
- ‘His friends know that he could have been a successful gossip columnist, had he chosen to turn his gregarious garrulity in that direction; he'll talk your ear off if you let him.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.