- communicative 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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communicative — 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 … Law dictionary
communicative — 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… … Financial and business terms
Communicative — 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
communicative — [adj] informative candid, chatty, communicable, conversable, conversational, demonstrative, effusive, enlightening, expansive, forthcoming, frank, garrulous, gushing, loquacious, open, outgoing, talkative, unreserved, voluble; concept 267 Ant.… … New thesaurus
communicative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ willing or eager to talk or impart information. DERIVATIVES communicatively adverb … English terms dictionary
communicative — [kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄iv, kə myo͞o′ni kə tiv] adj. 1. giving information readily; forthcoming 2. of communication communicatively adv. communicativeness n … English World dictionary
communicative — [[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… … English dictionary
communicative — ● 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
communicative — 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
communicative — 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