from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a verbose manner; wordily; prolixly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a verbose manner; in a fashion employing more lengthy phrasing, utilizing extraneous words, making use of superfluous verbiage, applying more grandiose verbal construction, etc., than is strictly required, necessary, or desirable, in order to convey the essential nature of the communication.

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  • adverb in a verbose manner


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From verbose + -ly.


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