what is difference between expansive and talkative
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- IPA(key): /ɪkˈspænsɪv/
- Rhymes: -ɪv
expansive (comparative more expansive, superlative most expansive)
- Comprehensive in scope or extent.
- an expansive research work
- Talkative and sociable.
- Able to be expanded. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (mathematics) Exhibiting expansivity.
- feminine singular of expansif
- vocative masculine singular of expānsīvus
From Middle English talkatyve, equivalent to talk + -ative.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɔːkətɪv/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɑːkədɪv/
talkative (comparative more talkative, superlative most talkative)
- Tending to talk a lot.
- Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.
- (very willing to talk): chatty, gabby, loquacious, outgoing, talksome, outspoken
- (too long or too much): long-winded, garrulous, logorrheic
- (with too many details): verbose
- (too much nonsense): drivellous
- (saying inappropriate things): indiscreet
- See also Thesaurus:talkative
- dour, monosyllabic, sullen, withdrawn
- laconic, taciturn, terse, uncommunicative
- mute, quiet, silent