Antonyms of adj talkative

3 senses of talkative

Sense 1
chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky -- (full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors")

INDIRECT (VIA voluble) -> taciturn -- (habitually reserved and uncommunicative)

Sense 2
bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative -- (unwisely talking too much)

INDIRECT (VIA indiscreet) -> discreet -- (marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace")

Sense 3
expansive, talkative -- (friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive")

INDIRECT (VIA communicative) -> uncommunicative, incommunicative -- (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)

Similarity of adj talkative

3 senses of talkative

Sense 1
chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky -- (full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors")
       => voluble (vs. taciturn) -- (marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations")

Sense 2
bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative -- (unwisely talking too much)
       => indiscreet (vs. discreet) -- (lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavior was indiscreet at the very best")

Sense 3
expansive, talkative -- (friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive")
       => communicative (vs. uncommunicative), communicatory -- (able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray)

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