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Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy. See Synonyms at wordy.

[Middle English *verbous, from Latin verbōsus, from verbum, word; see verb.]

ver·bose′ly adv.
ver·bose′ness, ver·bos′i·ty (-bŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verboseness - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
verbiage, verbalism - overabundance of words
ambage, circumlocution, periphrasis - a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
repetitiousness, repetitiveness - verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
pleonasm - using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style


Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
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Even his most ardent supporters would not deny his verboseness.
His verboseness testifies that he does communicate well, even though inaccurately and sometimes outright dishonestly.
He sought to resolve the post-war academic parallax, to stem verboseness in the sea, to combat nincompated pedagogues.