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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′ness, ver·bos′i·ty (-bŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||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"
pleonasm - using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
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