wordiness


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word·y

 (wûr′dē)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wordiness - boring verbosity
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
turgidity, turgidness, flatulence - pompously embellished language

wordiness

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

wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] Nverbosidad f, prolijidad f

wordiness

nWortreichtum m, → Langatmigkeit f (pej)

wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] nverbosità
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