Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being wordy or of abounding with words.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being wordy, or abounding with words; verboseness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The excessive, often unnecessary, use of words in a sentence.

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

  • noun boring verbosity

Etymologies

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wordy + -ness

Examples

  • 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.

    With regard to ‘regarding’

  • I find that I have so many words inside I have to get them out, which despite my aforementioned wordiness, is impossible.

    I'm BAaaaAck..

  • [...] 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.

    As to ‘as to’…

  • 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.

    Review: The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts

  • 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.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • But I have a solution if he's worried about "wordiness": Someone give him a Hemingway novel! posted by pgenrestories at 2:21 PM

    "Proud non-reader" Kanye West Turns Author

  • But I have a solution if he's worried about "wordiness": Someone give him a Hemingway novel! posted by pgenrestories at 2:21 PM

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    An Epic Fantasy Virgin Reads George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones

  • The archbishop of Canterbury supported Stratford's proposal, conceding how the "wordiness" of baptisms might lead to "eyes glazing over".

    The Guardian World News

  • Apparently this post is all about the made up wordiness as well.

    2010 March « Biodork

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  • "Faith hurled the top book in her stack. Wump! It was the first time she had ever appreciated Stephen King's wordiness; The Tommyknockers bounced off the passenger door, denting it nicely."

    Faith from Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly

    December 3, 2007