from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. boring verbosity


wordy + -ness (Wiktionary)



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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