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

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

wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] Nverbosidad f, prolijidad f
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wordiness

nWortreichtum m, → Langatmigkeit f (pej)
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wordiness

[ˈwɜːdɪnɪs] nverbosità
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References in classic literature ?
It is true that in his early, imitative, work he shares the medieval faults of wordiness, digression, and abstract symbolism; and, like most medieval writers, he chose rather to reshape material from the great contemporary store than to invent stories of his own.
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They need solid support at this do-or-die stage of their heroic struggle against a tyrant country; empty rhetoric and wordiness is of no use to them,' he said.
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With the exception of the Scotsman, who objected to the book's length and wordiness, the critics lauded Powers for his expansive vision and his profound message of human reliance on the natural world that we continue to damage.
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Before fixing grammar problems, I suggest editing for wordiness. Go through the text and remove every word that can be removed.
VVALMOST Gemini was backed down to 1.2 in the 2m1f handicap at Pontefract, but was outstayed by Wordiness, who was matched at 12.
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As an introduction to elite Roman attitudes towards slaves and the institution of slavery, the wordiness of the book and dry details might keep the interest of the young university student or advanced high school student.