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verbosity

[ver-bos-i-tee] /vərˈbɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness:
His speeches were always marred by verbosity.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin verbōsitās. See verbose, -ity
Related forms
nonverbosity, noun
Synonyms
prolixity, redundancy, turgidity.
Antonyms
terseness, pithiness.
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Examples from the web 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.
Word Origin and History for verbosity
n.

1540s, from French verbosité (16c.) or directly from Latin verbositas, from verbosus (see verbose).

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