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verbose

[ver-bohs] /vərˈboʊs/
adjective
1.
characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy:
a verbose report.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin verbōsus, equivalent to verb(um) word + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
verbosely, adverb
verboseness, noun
unverbose, adjective
unverbosely, adverb
unverboseness, noun
Can be confused
verbal, verbose.
Synonyms
prolix; tedious, inflated, turgid; voluble, talkative, loquacious. See bombastic.
Antonyms
laconic.
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British Dictionary definitions for verbosely

verbose

/vɜːˈbəʊs/
adjective
1.
using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix
Derived Forms
verbosely, adverb
verbosity (vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ), verboseness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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Word Origin and History for verbosely

verbose

adj.

1540s (implied in verbosity), from Latin verbosus "full of words, wordy," from verbum "word" (see verb).

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