Definition of loquacious in English:



  • Tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

    ‘never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words’
    • ‘There is something seductive about Ireland's loquacious inhabitants.’
    • ‘The man is so congenially infectious, so enthusiastically loquacious, he makes you want to grin and agree with even his wackier statements.’
    • ‘A self-imposed career hiatus has kept this eloquent, loquacious and unpretentious street-style guy from touring around these parts since the late '90s.’
    • ‘I cannot tell whether he recognised me, but that night he was voluble, almost loquacious.’
    • ‘The Mirror spoke to the loquacious Norman about availability.’
    • ‘But there's a lot in the manifesto to like - for a start, it's loquacious on the subject of public transport.’
    • ‘He was loquacious, providing a great deal of his introspection in public.’
    • ‘We law professors are loquacious enough as it is; no need to encourage us.’
    • ‘Exactly what the players make of their loquacious boss could be gauged this past week by the sight of many of them wearing T-shirts in his honour.’
    • ‘It is surprising how nastily loquacious people become when a national newspaper's chequebook is waved under their eager noses.’
    • ‘He is as affable and loquacious as any good politician, but also displays a genuine interest in others and what they have to say.’
    • ‘With his brightly coloured breeches, beaky nose and piercing eyes, he must have resembled a loquacious and quick-witted parrot.’
    • ‘Some of these authors wrote attention-grabbing, grotesque, and overly loquacious pieces, and others settled for merely highly reflective, more conventional literature.’
    • ‘Driving around the farm in his old pickup truck, my uncle would politely nod while I solved all the world's problems as only a loquacious 10-year-old can.’
    • ‘They are intensely literate and endlessly loquacious.’
    • ‘There is a break in the training and the loquacious Bobby steps out.’
    • ‘Mainstream politicians in Holland have found it difficult to respond to the loquacious professor.’
    • ‘It's a place where all the cabbies are loquacious, every stranger is a character, and people frequently break out into song on the street.’
    • ‘He cares and worries intensely about movies, and he's eloquent, loquacious, even verbose on the subject.’
    • ‘She tells us how on one plane journey she sat next to a loquacious and elderly Egyptian banker, who advised her that it is a religious duty to be happy, no matter which god one worships.’
    talkative, garrulous, voluble, over-talkative, long-winded, wordy, verbose, profuse, prolix, effusive, gushing, rambling
    chatty, gossipy, gossiping, chattering, chattery, babbling, blathering, gibbering
    with the gift of the gab, having kissed the blarney stone, yakking, big-mouthed, gabby, gassy, talky
    multiloquent, multiloquous
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Mid 17th century: from Latin loquax, loquac- (from loqui talk) + -ious.