Talkativeness; the quality of being loquacious.

Their silence would have been awkward but for the loquacity of Jane, who talked enough for all three.

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  • Loquacity — Lo*quac i*ty, n. [L. loquacitas: cf. F. loquacit[ e].] The habit or practice of talking continually or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity. [1913 Webster] Too great loquacity and too great taciturnity by fits.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loquacity — index prolixity, tautology Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • loquacity — c.1200, from L. loquacitatem (nom. loquacitas) talkativeness, from loquax talkative (see LOQUACIOUS (Cf. loquacious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • loquacity — loquacity, loquaciousness garrulity, volubility, glibness, talkativeness (see under TALKATIVE) Analogous words: chattering or chatter, chatting or chat, gabbing or gab, prating or prate, jabbering or jabber (see CHAT vb): fluency, articulateness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loquacity — [lō kwas′ə tē] n. [L loquacitas < loquax: see LOQUACIOUS] talkativeness, esp. when excessive …   English World dictionary

  • Loquacity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Loquacity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 loquacity loquacity loquaciousness Sgm: N 1 talkativeness talkativeness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 garrulity garrulity Sgm: N 1 multiloquence multiloquence much speaking GRP …   English dictionary for students

  • loquacity — /loh kwas i tee/, n., pl. loquacities. 1. the state of being loquacious; talkativeness; garrulity. 2. an instance of talkativeness or garrulity; a loquacious flow of talk: The sherry increased my loquacity. [1595 1605; < L loquacitas… …   Universalium

  • loquacity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Talkativeness Nouns 1. loquacity, loquaciousness, talkativeness, volubility, garrulity, multiloquence, flow of words, gift of gab, eloquence, fluency. Slang, flannel mouth. See speech. 2. diffuseness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • loquacity — loquacious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ talkative. DERIVATIVES loquaciously adverb loquaciousness noun loquacity noun. ORIGIN Latin loquax, from loqui to talk …   English terms dictionary

  • loquacity — noun Date: 13th century the quality or state of being very talkative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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