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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
  • adjective Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete Scotch form of worthy.
  • Given to the use of many words; verbose.
  • Full of words; wordish.
  • Consisting of words; verbal.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal.
  • adjective Using many words; verbose.
  • adjective Containing many words; full of words.

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

  • adjective Using an excessive number of words.

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

  • adjective using or containing too many words

Etymologies

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From Middle English woordy, from Old English wordiġ ("wordy, verbose"), equivalent to word +‎ -y. Cognate with Icelandic orðigur ("wordy").

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