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garrulous

adjective babbling, chattering, chatty, communicative, declamatory, effusive, eloquent, gabby, glib, gossiping, gossipy, indiscreet, leaky, long-winded, prattling, talkative, tattling, verbose, wordy
See also: flatulent, loquacious, profuse, voluble
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(12) The distinction between volubility and garrulousness is made by Stout, "Mr.
With his mix of gravitas and garrulousness, Biden appears adequately armed to lead a repeal of the U.S.
We may be losing the capacity for social small-talk but our garrulousness on the weather knows no bounds.
Speak," just as he associates garrulousness with promiscuity in the same section's pub scene (Complete 38-39, 111-12, 139-73).
If an extrovert is born to the family of one of my neighbors, that child is certain to leave our community upon reaching maturity, packing his or her garrulousness, making a point of saying good-bye at least twice to everybody in reach and leaving the rest of us all the more quiet and, frankly, comfortable." Kooser offers this wisdom with a smile and wink, but there's a lot of truth to what he says.
(12) Thomas is a poet whose scepticism about language deepened through his long career; he sees, in particular, the temptation to "garrulousness" ("One Way," "New Mariner") as one to be overcome.
Exploring themes such as the obsessive pursuit of the fashionable and the new, the garrulousness of women, and the conflict between positive law and conscience or natural feelings of filial piety, The Old Law folds wit and pathos into an entertaining confection.
In fact, this claim to greater Victorian openness to passion not only has all the same features as Fowles's and Marcus's theory--Victorian reticence if not repression contrasted with contemporary garrulousness if not openness--Fowles could even be said to have shared it up to a point.
For all the composer spoke of a "discourse between an individual and a crowd" the lack of a continuous texture or clear differentiation between soloist and orchestra was unsettling, and the sudden garrulousness of the cadenza wasn't enough of a release before the return of some of the opening material brought the work to a conclusion.
Male curiosity gradually evolves into the force that lies behind scientific enquiry, while female curiosity remains one of the defining vices of women, along with garrulousness, nosiness, fondness for frivolous adornment, and lack of intellectual tenacity.
The man's garrulousness, the bizarre turn his talk had taken (what was this voodoo about lighted candles, old parents, big drums and the rest?) and now his shrill, unintelligible song ..." (166) These are the words but the reader familiar with Caribbean literature will read that an important change, a new beginning is near, might even hear words quoted by Brathwaite ("Wake" and "Negus" In Islands, 54 and 67)) who explains in a note that the words are an invocation to Legba and "mark an important moment in vodoun worship" (ix)
Taken together, these conditions may have contributed to Nixon's impromptu garrulousness and reporters' later misunderstanding or mischaracterization of his remarks.