Falter vs Talkative - What's the difference?

falter | talkative |

As a noun falter

is butterfly.

As an adjective talkative is

tending to talk a lot.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • unsteadiness.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To waver or be unsteady.
  • * Wiseman
  • He found his legs falter .
  • (ambitransitive) To stammer; to utter with hesitation, or in a weak and trembling manner.
  • * Byron
  • And here he faltered forth his last farewell.
  • * Milton
  • With faltering speech and visage incomposed.
  • To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; said of the mind or of thought.
  • * I. Taylor
  • Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters .
  • To stumble.
  • (figuratively) To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a cause).
  • *
  • And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter .
  • To hesitate in purpose or action.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ere her native king / Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.
  • To cleanse or sift, as barley.
  • (Halliwell)





    (en adjective)
  • Tending to talk a lot.
  • Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.
  • Synonyms

    * chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, outgoing, talksome * long-winded, logorrheic, verbose * indiscreet, outspoken * See also


    * dour, monosyllabic, sullen, withdrawn * laconic, taciturn, terse, uncommunicative * mute, quiet, silent

    Derived terms

    * talkativeness