Definition of verbose in English:

verbose

adjective

  • Using or expressed in more words than are needed.

    ‘much academic language is obscure and verbose’
    • ‘Matthew was quite verbose and decided to rant to us a little.’
    • ‘And that was my conversation with Habib, a verbose character.’
    • ‘And this is so not because of the depth of his arguments, but because of the repulsively repetitive and verbose style of the book.’
    • ‘This is no mean feat given Bovell's verbose characters.’
    • ‘I am sure that this email seems overwhelming, and verbose.’
    • ‘I'm trying to teach him not to do that, but he comes from a long line of verbose geeks on his father's side, and it's an uphill battle.’
    • ‘He was much more genuine and soft spoken than any of us expected, nothing like the verbose figurehead I'd come to expect.’
    • ‘He was even less verbose than my next favorite president, Calvin Coolidge.’
    • ‘In a joke worthy of the painfully verbose Professor Dorr, the film may have plenty of cellars, but it certainly has no Sellers.’
    • ‘He was a verbose, tobacco-chewing, rib jabber, and an honest and egotistical man.’
    • ‘Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.’
    • ‘He cares and worries intensely about movies, and he's eloquent, loquacious, even verbose on the subject.’
    • ‘She often wondered how could a man be so verbose.’
    • ‘I don't have to become verbose in using the party talking points as you do when I write this information to you.’
    • ‘Ben, I know that you asked for suggestions as a comment but you must know me by now - wordy, verbose and horribly convoluted.’
    • ‘The next guy I asked was more verbose, but similarly focused.’
    • ‘Yesterday I told myself that I needed to stop teasing Kevin Keith about his verbose comments.’
    • ‘I am verbose and boring and post far to much drivel.’
    • ‘An English speaker more verbose than profound, her husband waxes nostalgically about Bangladesh, to where he vows to return.’
    • ‘His text is full of redundant capital letters and is lavishly verbose.’
    wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive
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Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin verbosus, from verbum ‘word’.

Pronunciation

verbose

/vərˈboʊs//vərˈbōs/