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
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In Shirin village, Dost Muhammad, Khizar Hayat and Mansha persuaded Yasin to marry a woman and through their verbosity, they deprived him of Rs350,000 and jewellery.
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It was obvious that he was escalating his bellicose nature and verbosity, if you will.
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If colleagues still complain about her verbosity, remind them that "I've enjoyed chatting, but I have work to do" is always an acceptable exit line.
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