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1. An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
2. The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.
[French, from Middle French : verbier, to warble, twitter, prattle (variant of earlier verboier; akin to Old French guerbler, to sing in a certain way (perhaps by using modulations); see warble) + -age, n. suff. (influenced in sense by verbe, word).]
1. the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
2. rare diction; wording
[C18: from French, from Old French verbier to chatter, from verbe word, from Latin verbum]
ver•bi•age(ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ)
1. overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech.
2. manner or style of expressing something in words; wording.
wordiness or prolixity; an excess of words.See also: Language
Verbiagea large number or overuse of words, 1721.
Examples: verbiage of the parlour fireside, 1814; of pleadings, 1787; of words, 1721.
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|Noun||1.||verbiage - overabundance of words|
|2.||verbiage - the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton|
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
mot juste - the appropriate word or expression