from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The use of more words than are necessary for clarity or precision; verbosity, prolixity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being long-winded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. boring verbosity
My take on this has always been that such long-windedness is antithetical to keeping the peace.
The pitch session was not as quick as it should have been, thanks to my long-windedness, but it went well.
I am biased against long-windedness, I've never known it to be anything other than a tactic to hide shortcomings.
I'm starting to doubt Chantal Ackerman's commitment to long-windedness.
At the outset, participants said, Mr. Biden lived up to his reputation for long-windedness.
"This dense and lengthy satirical-but-sincere novel may challenge readers 'patience with its fairy-tale-like characters and its long-windedness, but Adrian's knack for surprise and his ability to find meaning in seemingly ridiculous situations is rewarding."
That, however, doesn't mean reporters can't poke fun at the Rockies 'skipper's long-windedness.
Still, what you said about its insufferable long-windedness and characterization is dead on.
Your post features both long-windedness and pomposity in abundance, which is fitting because those two qualities also comprise the left foot and right foot of your idol Obama, in that they are his feet of clay.
As an example of long-windedness, I would offer Mrs.Palin. —
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