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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.
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Adv.1.wordily - in a verbose mannerwordily - in a verbose manner; "she explained her ideas verbosely"


advwortreich, langatmig (pej)
References in classic literature ?
On that point you will be tongue-tied, though you will talk wordily enough about other things.
In a moving message to the nation the King calls for Ernest and continues prayer that we may be wordily matched with this new summons of destiny, and the response of people of all classes will assuredly be fervent.
The Afghans should not rely on foreigners to run their internal system and construct their country, he said, adding the youth should study both religious and wordily education which he said was a basic need in the today's world.