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loquacious

lo·qua·cious

loquacious

 
 
pronunciation:
lo kweI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: given to talking much or excessively; garrulous.
She found her date to be a loquacious bore.
synonyms:
garrulous, talkative, voluble
antonyms:
laconic, reticent, silent, taciturn
similar words:
chatty, gabby, gossipy, long-winded, prating, talky, verbose, wordy
definition 2: containing more words or dialogue than desirable; wordy.
The stories are wonderful, but I think his writing is somewhat loquacious.
synonyms:
garrulous, long-winded, wordy
antonyms:
laconic
similar words:
diffuse, prolix, rambling, talky, verbose, windy
derivations: loquaciously (adv.), loquaciousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word loquacious contains the following parts:
-acious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix -acious forms adjectives from Latinate nouns ending in "-acity," "-acy," or "-ce." Most common adjectives ending in -acious have a corresponding noun form ending in "-acity."