from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
- n. The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Overabundance of words
- n. The manner in which something is expressed in words;
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of many words without necessity; superabundance of words; wordiness; verbosity.
- n. Synonyms Verbosity, etc. See pleonasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the manner in which something is expressed in words
- n. overabundance of words
This kind of verbiage is beloved of talking heads, who use it to lead in to their point.
In appropriate touching, staring, and verbiage is also upsetting, disconcerting, or distracting to many people as well.
"Honestly the shift in verbiage on TechCenter should probably be considered as a clarification about how IE9 requirements will be approached."
Much of this verbiage comes from the right (be it the Christian or Republican) side, from those of us who are affluent and do not have to worry about putting three meals on the table each day.
Garcia's prose shows the making of a stylist, someone whose verbiage is as entertaining as the story itself.
A special shout out to John for unleashing this viciously vain and venomous vermint whose verbiage is verifiably vacous and valueless upon us.
The common verbiage is signed and sworn to before me this ... dayof.
A meeting between aliens, moderated by a human, discusses a possible human uprising, but the verbiage is so ... alien ... that it made it very difficult to follow.
Notice how much verbiage is wasted on discussing Palin – while McCain gets a free ride from the MSM.
The press release is very much different in verbiage, but with similar concepts.