communicative

  • 1communicative — com·mu·ni·ca·tive /kə myü nə ˌkā tiv, kə tiv/ adj 1: tending or serving to communicate a communicative gesture 2: of or relating to communication Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2communicative — UK US /kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/ adjective ► willing to talk to people and give them information: »He emphasized that managers had to be more communicative with their staff. ► relating to communication: »I feel that design includes a communicative… …

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  • 3Communicative — Com*mu ni*ca*tive, a. [Cf. F. Communicatif, LL. communicativus.] Inclined to communicate; ready to impart to others. [1913 Webster] Determine, for the future, to be less communicative. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4communicative — late 14c., that communicates, from Fr. communicatif, from L. communicat , pp. stem of communicare (see COMMUNICATION (Cf. communication)). Meaning talkative is recorded from 1650s …

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  • 5communicative — [adj] informative candid, chatty, communicable, conversable, conversational, demonstrative, effusive, enlightening, expansive, forthcoming, frank, garrulous, gushing, loquacious, open, outgoing, talkative, unreserved, voluble; concept 267 Ant.… …

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  • 6communicative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ willing or eager to talk or impart information. DERIVATIVES communicatively adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7communicative — [kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄iv, kə myo͞o′ni kə tiv] adj. 1. giving information readily; forthcoming 2. of communication communicatively adv. communicativeness n …

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  • 8communicative — [[t]kəmju͟ːnɪkətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is communicative talks to people, for example about their feelings, and tells people things. She has become a lot more tolerant and communicative. Syn: open 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Communicative… …

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  • 9communicative — ● communicatif, communicative adjectif Qui se communique facilement aux autres, qui gagne les autres : Rire communicatif. Qui est porté à exprimer ses idées, ses sentiments ; expansif : Il n est pas très communicatif. ● communicatif,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10communicative — com|mu|ni|ca|tive [kəˈmju:nıkətıv US keıtıv] adj 1.) able to talk easily to other people ▪ Tom wasn t very communicative he kept himself to himself. 2.) relating to the ability to communicate, especially in a foreign language ▪ students… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11communicative — adjective 1 able to talk easily to other people: It s hard to know what she s thinking; she s not very communicative. 2 relating to the ability to communicate, especially in a foreign language: students communicative skills …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12communicative */ — UK [kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv] / US [kəˈmjunɪˌkeɪtɪv] / US [kəˈmjunɪkətɪv] adjective 1) willing to tell things to other people He wasn t very communicative and kept to himself. 2) relating to the ability to communicate communicative skills …

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  • 13communicative — communicatively, adv. communicativeness, n. /keuh myooh ni kay tiv, keuh tiv/, adj. 1. inclined to communicate or impart; talkative: He isn t feeling very communicative today. 2. of or pertaining to communication. Also, communicatory /keuh myooh… …

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  • 14communicative — adj. Communicative is used with these nouns: ↑competence …

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  • 15communicative — adjective we find that abused children tend to be less communicative than other children Syn: forthcoming, expansive, expressive, unreserved, uninhibited, vocal, outgoing, frank, open, candid; talkative, chatty, loquacious; informal gabby …

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  • 16communicative — adjective Date: 14th century 1. tending to communicate ; talkative 2. of or relating to communication • communicatively adverb • communicativeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17communicative — adjective Someone or something which tends to eagerly and effectively communicate …

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  • 18communicative — Synonyms and related words: accessible, advisory, affable, all jaw, amiable, approachable, candid, chatty, chitchatty, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, colloquial, communicable, companionable, companionate, compatible, confabulatory, congenial …

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  • 19communicative — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. forthcoming, voluble, loquacious, unreserved; see frank* , informative , talkative . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. talkative, open, forthright, expressive, loquacious, expansive, unreserved, candid, *gabby, voluble.… …

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  • 20communicative — com|mu|ni|ca|tive [ kə mjunı,keıtıv, kə mjunıkətıv ] adjective * 1. ) willing to tell things to other people 2. ) relating to the ability to communicate …

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