Definition of verbosity in English:



  • [mass noun] The fact or quality of using more words than needed; wordiness:

    ‘a critic with a reputation for verbosity’
    • ‘Keep it curt, Kenny, and stop soft-soaping us with your loquacity and verbosity.’
    • ‘I have never felt so attracted to pompous verbosity.’
    • ‘For all its verbosity, the task-force report never explains its central conceit: ‘equity in hiring.’’
    • ‘Yet woe to those who are silent about you because, though loquacious with verbosity, they have nothing to say.’
    • ‘Another common addiction is to replace ‘at all’ by the verbosity of ‘in any way, shape or form’.’
    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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