Loquacious Lo*qua"cious, a. [L. loquax, -acis, talkative, fr. loqui to speak; cf. Gr. ? to rattle, shriek, shout.] 1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. [1913 Webster]

Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Speaking; expressive. [R.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

3. Apt to blab and disclose secrets. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Garrulous; talkative. See {Garrulous}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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