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[ver-bos-i-tee] /vərˈbɒs ɪ ti/
the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness:
His speeches were always marred by verbosity.
1535-45; < Late Latin verbōsitās. See verbose, -ity
Related forms
nonverbosity, noun
prolixity, redundancy, turgidity.
terseness, pithiness. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for verbosity
  • But, sometimes writers and readers don't mind a little verbosity.
  • The truth is that verbosity and a lack of clarity have their advantages in the world of politics.
  • In short, this article is short sighted and covers its discrepancies with verbosity.
  • Long describes the hardships of growing up hippie with whirlwind verbosity and occasional virtuosity.
  • He's written a pretty good proposal, however, so his verbosity was tolerable.
  • The new charters combine bureaucratic detail with romantic verbosity.
  • At the same time, he has had a tendency toward verbosity.
  • Let's not get carried away by the exuberance of our own verbosity.
  • They know how to deliver the kind of stilted, world-weary verbosity that somehow quickens the pulses of this genre's readers.
  • Change the verbosity of the program by changing the message level.

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