from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disposed or inclined to write; given to writing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Inclined to much writing; -- correlative to talkative.

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  • adjective archaic Inclined to much writing.


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From write, possibly modelled on talkative.


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  • "' know I am a little talkative... but alas I am not at all writative, at least not in English. English spelling! Corpo di Baccho, English spelling!'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 65

    February 15, 2008

  • Indeed! I intend to use that Italian oath, too: "By the body of Bacchus!" :-)

    February 15, 2008

  • (adjective) - A word of Pope's coining, not to be imitated: "Increase of years makes men more talkative but less writative; to that degree I now write no letters but of plain how d'ye's."

    --Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

    January 17, 2018