Sunday, 19 February 2012

Word of the Week: Loquacious

I adore this word! It means to be talkative or wordy. First off, it's evolved from the Latin word loqui (to speak) and interestingly enough has a negative aspect. For example, Hermione in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' describes Victor Krum as 'not particularly loquacious,". This example shows us how this word is used... negatively.

If you're looking for a positive way to describe someone as 'wordy' you can always use the word 'eloquent' which is also derived from 'loqui'. So there you go! I love that about it first off, that the Latin word was developed in two senses to make two words that mean basically the same thing, but each with their own positive or negative light. Super cool in my books. The dictionary definition is below!

lo·qua·cious

  [loh-kwey-shuhs]  Show IPA
adjective
1.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative;chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
2.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the mostloquacious play of the season.

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