American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
- adj. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to the use of many words; verbose.
- Full of words; wordish.
- Consisting of words; verbal.
- An obsolete Scotch form of worthy.
- adj. Using an excessive number of words.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal.
- adj. Using many words; verbose.
- adj. Containing many words; full of words.
- adj. using or containing too many words
- From Middle English woordy, from Old English wordiġ ("wordy, verbose"), equivalent to word + -y. Cognate with Icelandic orðigur ("wordy"). (Wiktionary)
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“I really like "no rest for the wordy", is it yours or a commonly used?”
“Still, between the baby-language of the modern media and the blistering, elementary severity and clarity of Beckett, there does lie a place where being wordy is surely just about ok.”
“For me personally, I'm not interested in wordy writing or hyper-critical articles and reviews.”
“Ah, you are a talking man -- what I call a wordy man.”
“I have a tendency to write in what might be called a wordy style, so forcing myself to actually watch the word counts forced me to really think about the words that were important and those that were extraneous.”
“Sometimes, we think, there is too much description, the besetting sin of modern verse, which has substituted what should be called wordy-painting for the old art of painting in a single word.”
“I like it enough to continue reading, but it sure does get "wordy" at times..sometimes to the detriment of understanding what's going on.”
“Sometimes it can be a handy (forgive me) tool … This kind of wordy and cute-instead-of-witty prose turns up often in Eat, Pray, Love.”
“When I said "wordy" I was thinking of the demands made on the audience as well.”
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