Definition of verbosity in English:



  • The quality of using more words than needed; wordiness.

    ‘a critic with a reputation for verbosity’
    • ‘For all its verbosity, the task-force report never explains its central conceit: ‘equity in hiring.’’
    • ‘Another common addiction is to replace ‘at all’ by the verbosity of ‘in any way, shape or form’.’
    • ‘I have never felt so attracted to pompous verbosity.’
    • ‘Keep it curt, Kenny, and stop soft-soaping us with your loquacity and verbosity.’
    • ‘Yet woe to those who are silent about you because, though loquacious with verbosity, they have nothing to say.’
    wordiness, verboseness, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, volubility, expansiveness, babbling, blathering, waffling, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing
    long-windedness, lengthiness, protractedness, verbiage, prolixity, periphrasis, tautology, circumlocution, convolution, redundancy
    diffuseness, discursiveness, digressiveness
    the gift of the gab, big mouth, mouthiness, gassiness, gabbiness, windiness, blah-blah, gobbledegook
    orotundity, logorrhoea, multiloquence, pleonasm, perissology
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