from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The excessive, often unnecessary, use of words in a sentence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being wordy, or abounding with words; verboseness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being wordy or of abounding with words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. boring verbosity
Sometimes they are better replaced by the more concise regarding, concerning, about or as to, but not always: when used infrequently their relative wordiness is not unsightly.
I find that I have so many words inside I have to get them out, which despite my aforementioned wordiness, is impossible.
[...] they are better replaced by the more concise regarding, concerning, about or as to, but not always: when used infrequently their relative wordiness is not unsightly.
I would say that the "wordiness" worked well when used to fill out the world-building, character backstory, or the setting in general..but tripped me up when trying to hint at plot points.
But I have a solution if he's worried about "wordiness": Someone give him a Hemingway novel! posted by pgenrestories at 2:21 PM
I agree about the daunting size and "wordiness" of the series, but I can see where GRRM is going with this, and I totally appreciate his efforts.
The archbishop of Canterbury supported Stratford's proposal, conceding how the "wordiness" of baptisms might lead to "eyes glazing over".
Apparently this post is all about the made up wordiness as well.
The books were fantastic, yes, but the movies took those books and cut out the wordiness, the drudgery, and historical rambling J. R.R Tolkien was prone to, and spun the richness and heart of his story and characters.
But what seems to undermine this particular father's sanity more than his daughter's lack of well-being is the letter's inelegant sentence construction and, horror of editorial horrors, its wordiness.
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