Definitions

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  • adv. In a wordy manner; using too many words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a wordy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a verbose or wordy manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a verbose manner

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Examples

  • On that point you will be tongue-tied, though you will talk wordily enough about other things.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • And as Paul Krugman says somewhat more wordily there were only two eras in economic history that were widely described as 'depressions' at the time: the years of deflation and instability that followed the Panic of 1873 and the years of mass unemployment that followed the financial crisis of 1929-31 ...

    David K. Levine: The Pathetic Generation

  • Events were moving too fast for her, and too wordily, to take in.

    Dearly Beloved

  • Projected as an internationalist with social leanings he was spun by an outrageously biased MSM as the anti ethical and wordily worldly opposite to Bush.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But observe what people are reading on the bus, or someone on the street tells you what he or she is reading, and it likely isn't the "literary" work that was reviewed rather wordily by a media outlet.

    The Future of Newspapers and Book Coverage: A Book Reviewer Roundtable - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games

  • May 15, 2009 at 3:12 am an neber hab dem words been ment so lishertally…litsherally…wordily.

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  • MOOS: Nailing the pronunciation of Pakistan earns Senator Obama of the award for sounding either most wordily or most elite.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2008

  • But a woman regretted wordily that her husband had just stepped out; he would no doubt be back again immediately; if the Herr would take a chair and wait a little? —, But the thought of waiting made him turn on his heel.

    Maurice Guest

  • At a corner of the ZEITZERSTRASSE, a hand-cart had been overturned, and a crowd had gathered; for, no matter how busy people were, they had time to gape and stare; and they were now as eager as children to observe this incident, in the development of which a stout policeman was wordily authoritative.

    Maurice Guest

  • After having emphasized that the book reviewed is full of such kliukvas, Mr. Nabokov wordily discusses, here and there, the subjects that are not included in the book, like a photograph of a wax figure, a story about an alleged invention of the peignoir in Moscow, Catherine II's sexual adventures, and many minor points that Mr. Nabokov would like to see in the book.

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