Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being verbose: employment of a superabundance of words; the use of more words than are necessary; wordiness; prolixity: said either of a speaker or writer, or of what is said or written.
  • noun Synonyms Verbiage, etc. See pleonasm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage.

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  • noun The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision; long-windedness

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  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

Etymologies

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verbose + -ity; compare Late Latin verbositas, from (Classical) Latin verbosus, from verbum "the word"

Examples

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  • Yet the unresting and unerring spirit of criticism may observe that even here the verbosity which is the fault of the whole division makes its appearance.

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  • I don’t think the verbosity is the key problem try reading St. Augustine, for example.

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  • With this presumption, only a philosopher or theologian would be able to enter the holy realms, but certainly not a child lacking sophisticated verbosity.

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  • If you listen to this guys recommendations prepare yourself because in close to 5 years of listening to his verbosity, he has condemned Ajijic as being the worse city, in Mexico with a cesspool the crazies in his community like to believe is a lake.

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  • If you listen to this guys recommendations prepare yourself because in close to 5 years of listening to his verbosity, he has condemned Ajijic as being the worse city, in Mexico with a cesspool the crazies in his community like to believe is a lake.

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  • If you listen to this guys recommendations prepare yourself because in close to 5 years of listening to his verbosity, he has condemned Ajijic as being the worse city, in Mexico with a cesspool the crazies in his community like to believe is a lake.

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  • Some of the old text adventure games would have a setting for "maximum verbosity".

    July 24, 2009