(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. loquacity, loquaciousness, talkativeness, volubility, garrulity, multiloquence, flow of words, gift of gab, eloquence, fluency. Slang, flannel mouth. See speech.
2. diffuseness, expatiation, dilation; repetition, prolixity. Slang, diarrhea of the mouth, motormouth.
3. jaw, gab[ble], jabber, chatter, prattle, patter, gossip, cackle, twaddle, blabber, blather, blarney, small talk. Slang, gas, hot air, yak[ety]yak, skinny.
4. talker, chatterer, chatterbox, babbler, ranter, driveler, gossip, magpie, jay, parrot. Slang, windbag.
Verbs — run or go on, descant; protract, spin out, dwell on, harp on; talk glibly, patter, prate, palaver, chatter, prattle, blabber, drivel, jabber, jaw, babble, gabble, talk oneself hoarse; digress, perorate, maunder, ramble; gossip. Slang, shoot the breeze, shoot off one's mouth, run off at the mouth, gas.
Adjectives — loquacious, talkative, garrulous, voluble, fluent, gossipy; rambling; glib, effusive, gushy, eloquent, chattering, chatty, openmouthed; long-winded, long-drawn-out, discursive; loudmouthed.
Adverbs — at length; in extenso; ad nauseam.
Quotations — Continual eloquence is tedious (Pascal), Talkativeness is one thing, speaking well another (Sophocles), Talkers are no good doers (Shakespeare), Here comes the orator! with his flood of words, and his drop of reason (Benjamin Franklin), I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done. Good words do not last long unless they amount to something (Chief Joseph the Younger).
Antonyms, see taciturnity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. talkativeness, verboseness, prolixity; see conversation , discussion 1 .

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