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    Question any adjs for this behaviour?

    Hi,
    Any adjectives to refer to a person/child who talks back? (not necessarily rudely, but in an interesting way...when they seem to have a prepared sentence for whatever said to them...) Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: any adjs for this behaviour?

    Everything I found is having a ready tongue and sharp-tongued.
    Take care.
    PS: there's also glib and having glib tongue, but I think it's even less fitting.
    PPS: maybe you could say ready-tongued if you need an adjective, but it doesn't seem to be used very often: http://www.google.pl/search?hl=pl&cl...j&lr=&aq=f&oq=
    less then 3000 hits and most of them are trash.
    Last edited by mmasny; 13-Feb-2010 at 01:16.

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    Re: any adjs for this behaviour?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Everything I found is having a ready tongue and sharp-tongued.
    Take care.
    PS: there's also glib and having glib tongue, but I think it's even less fitting.




    Thanks...There's, also, the term "silver tongued" which is more likely to be seen in Literary texts...About "Sharp-tongued", however, I think it carries some negative meaning...anything neutral from dear posters please?

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    Re: any adjs for this behaviour?

    I think that ready tongue is quite neutral, maybe ironic. Sorry, but I don't have anything else. Good luck searching!

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