wordiness


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word·y

 (wûr′dē)
adj. word·i·er, word·i·est
1. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
2. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.

word′i·ly adv.
word′i·ness n.
Synonyms: wordy, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, verbose
These adjectives mean given to using or marked by the use of an excessive number of words: a wordy apology; a diffuse historical novel; a long-winded speaker; a prolix, tedious lecturer; verbose correspondence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wordiness - boring verbosity
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
turgidity, turgidness, flatulence - pompously embellished language

wordiness

noun
Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
Translations

wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] Nverbosidad f, prolijidad f

wordiness

nWortreichtum m, → Langatmigkeit f (pej)

wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] nverbosità
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Once emptied of his lexicon the uplifted Vicuna of the genus Vicugna, given to wordiness, continues to explore large slanted hills with great apatite and gusto.
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Israelis have been ardent Internet creatures for almost two decades; the Jewish legacy of disputative wordiness easily embraces the web's inherent multivocality.
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Murnane shrewdly counters wordiness and repetition with delicious phrasings such as "dazzling points of light on a distant hillside" and "when the common-room was suddenly in gloom after the last shafts of sunlight had passed from the nearby panes.
While there are occasional (and useful) recaps, overall there is little redundancy and no wordiness.