verbosity


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ver·bose

 (vər-bōs′)
adj.
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.

verbosity

the quality or condition of wordiness; excessive use of words, especially unnecessary prolixity. — verbose, adj.
See also: Language
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbosity - 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"

verbosity

noun long-windedness, rambling, verbiage, wordiness, prolixity, garrulity, logorrhoea, loquaciousness, windiness, verboseness the pedantry and verbosity of his public speeches

verbosity

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

verbosity

[vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ] Nverbosidad f, prolijidad f

verbosity

nLangatmigkeit f; it sounds impressive but it’s sheer verbosityes klingt beeindruckend, ist aber nichts als Geschwafel

verbosity

[vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ] nverbosità
References in classic literature ?
"Aha!" thought I, without expressing myself aloud -- "this is quite a remarkable silence on the part of Toby Dammit, and is no doubt a consequence of his verbosity upon a previous occasion.
Clacton's statement with a curious division of judgment, noting its weak and pompous verbosity on the one hand, and, at the same time, feeling that faith, faith in an illusion, perhaps, but, at any rate, faith in something, was of all gifts the most to be envied.
It rambled with a kind of amiable verbosity from one heading to another, suggesting that all human beings are very much the same under their skins, illustrating this by the resemblance of the games which little Spanish boys play to the games little boys in London streets play, observing that very small things do influence people, particularly natives; in fact, a very dear friend of Mr.
We examine the relationship between social trust and constitutions in two ways: first, in verbosity or length, and second, in endurance--the amount of time between the adoption of new constitutions.
On the one hand, it is an endless game of verbosity and empty rhetoric and, on the other, people continue to suffer is increasing.
People are fed up with their verbosity about their own honesty, their opponents' corruption, and the self-proclaimed mastery they claim to have on peoples' issues.
The man known for his recklessness and verbosity seems to have reverted to his old type.
You won't write a readable article if you can't focus, because chaos and verbosity will be reflected in your writing.
With a real gift in verbosity and propensity for vocabulary, Mr Hinga, who has been on TV stations recently, has had a display of high-sounding phraseology about the Housing Tax and the affordable homes agenda, all promulgated with an air of profound wisdom and calm prophetic assurance a meticulously-woven array of words to astound and wow the viewer.
I'd say this guy is intoxicated by his own verbosity."
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Shaikh Rasheed was incapable to run Railways ministry and instead he was relying on verbosity just to entertain his audience.