communicative




To be communicative is to have the ability to communicate — to exchange thoughts and ideas. Couples often go to counseling to learn to be more communicative.

It’s easy to see the verb communicate in the adjective communicative: a communicative person is one who can communicate easily. Being communicative is one of the qualities we most value in other people. There’s nothing more frustrating than a person who’s not communicative, because you can’t talk to them. I’m surprised when others are surprised at how communicative my dog is. Aren’t all dogs good at talking to their owners?

Definitions of communicative
  1. adjective

    able or tending to communicate

    “”was a
    communicative person and quickly told all she knew”- W.M.Thackeray”
    synonyms:
    communicatory

    articulate

    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    anecdotal, anecdotic, anecdotical

    characterized by or given to telling anecdotes
    Bantu-speaking

    able to communicate in Bantu
    blabbermouthed, leaky, talebearing, tattling

    prone to communicate confidential information
    chatty, gossipy, newsy

    prone to friendly informal communication
    communicable

    readily communicated
    communicational

    used in communication
    English-speaking

    able to communicate in English
    expansive, talkative

    friendly and open and willing to talk
    expressive

    characterized by expression
    Finno-Ugric-speaking

    able to communicate in a Finno-Ugric language
    Flemish-speaking

    able to communicate in Flemish
    French-speaking

    able to communicate in French
    Gaelic-speaking

    able to communicate in Gaelic
    German-speaking

    able to communicate in German
    gesticulating

    making gestures while speaking
    gestural, nonverbal

    being other than verbal communication
    gestural, sign, sign-language, signed

    used of the language of the deaf
    heraldic

    indicative of or announcing something to come
    Icelandic-speaking

    able to communicate in Icelandic
    Italian-speaking

    able to communicate in Italian
    Japanese-speaking

    able to communicate in Japanese
    Kannada-speaking

    able to communicate in Kannada
    Livonian-speaking

    able to communicate in Livonian
    narrative

    consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
    nonverbal

    involving little use of language
    nonverbal

    lacking verbal skill
    openhearted

    freely communicative; candidly straightforward
    Oscan-speaking

    able to communicate in Oscan
    outspoken, vocal

    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    Russian-speaking

    able to communicate in Russian
    Samoyedic-speaking

    able to communicate in Samoyedic
    Semitic-speaking

    able to communicate in a Semitic language
    Siouan-speaking

    able to communicate in a Siouan language
    Spanish-speaking

    able to communicate in Spanish
    Turkic-speaking

    able to communicate in Turkic
    verbal

    communicated in the form of words
    yarn-spinning

    inclined to tell long and involved stories (often of incredible happenings)
    voluble

    marked by a ready flow of speech
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    Antonyms:

    incommunicative, uncommunicative

    not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
    inarticulate, unarticulate

    without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    blank, vacuous

    void of expression
    close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped

    inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive

    deliberately impassive in manner
    incommunicado

    without the means or right to communicate
    inexpressive

    not expressive
    mum, silent

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    unpronounceable, unutterable

    very difficult to pronounce correctly
    taciturn

    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
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  2. adjective

    of or relating to communication

    communicative arts”

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