Conversationalist
Conversationalist Con`ver*sa"tion*al*ist, n. A conversationist. [1913 Webster]

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  • conversationalist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is good at or fond of engaging in conversation …   English terms dictionary

  • conversationalist — [kän΄vər sā′shə nistkän΄vər sā′shə nəl ist] n. a person who converses; esp., one who enjoys and is skilled at conversation: also conversationist [kän΄vər sā′shə nist] …   English World dictionary

  • conversationalist — [[t]kɒ̱nvə(r)se͟ɪʃənəlɪst[/t]] conversationalists N COUNT: usu adj N A good conversationalist is someone who talks about interesting things when they have conversations. Joan is a brilliant conversationalist... He hadn t seemed much of a… …   English dictionary

  • conversationalist — UK [ˌkɒnvə(r)ˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪst] / US [ˌkɑnvərˈseɪʃ(ə)nəlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms conversationalist : singular conversationalist plural conversationalists someone who enjoys conversations and always has interesting or funny things to say …   English dictionary

  • conversationalist — noun /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəlɪst,ˌkɑːnvɚˈseɪʃənəlɪst/ a) A person who participates in a conversation. If you can just ask questions about a person and nod sagely then they will leave thinking you are a brilliant conversationalist. b) A person skilled in… …   Wiktionary

  • conversationalist — noun (C) someone whose conversation is intelligent, amusing, and interesting: a good conversationalist …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conversationalist — noun Date: 1819 one who converses a great deal or who excels in conversation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conversationalist — /kon veuhr say sheuh nl ist/, n. a person who enjoys and contributes to good conversation; an interesting person in conversation. [1830 40; CONVERSATIONAL + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • conversationalist — Synonyms and related words: chatterbox, collocutor, colloquialist, conversational partner, converser, dialogist, discourser, interlocutor, interlocutress, interlocutrice, interlocutrix, palaverer, parleyer, patterer, sayer, speaker, talker,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • conversationalist — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. talker, *blabbermouth, communicator, *bag of wind, *bigmouth, *blowhard, *motormouth, *windbag, *yakker. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One given to conversation: confabulator, conversationist, discourser, talker.… …   English dictionary for students

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