"Yakety yak" is a phrase used to describe someone who talks excessively or aimlessly. Antonyms for this phrase should signify the opposite of excessive speech. Some examples of these antonyms could be quiet, calm, reserved, or succinct. Quiet and calm both describe someone who speaks in a gentle manner and may choose their words carefully. Reserved indicates a person who speaks infrequently or only when necessary, and succinct means using as few words as possible to convey a message. These antonyms can be used to describe someone who is not a "yakety yak" and instead chooses to communicate effectively without excess verbiage.
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- acquired, alien.