wordy

[wur-dee]
adjective, wordier, wordiest.
1.
characterized by or given to the use of many, or too many, words; verbose: She grew impatient at his wordy reply.
2.
pertaining to or consisting of words; verbal.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English; Old English wordig. See word, -y1

wordily, adverb
wordiness, noun


1. diffuse, talkative, loquacious, voluble. Wordy, prolix, redundant, pleonastic all mean using more words than necessary to convey a desired meaning. Wordy the broadest and least specific of these terms, may, in addition to indicating an excess of words, suggest a garrulousness or loquaciousness: a wordy, gossipy account of a simple incident. Prolix refers to speech or writing extended to great and tedious length with inconsequential details: a prolix style that tells you more than you need or want to know. Redundant and pleonastic both refer to unnecessary repetition of language. Redundant has also a generalized sense of “excessive” or “no longer needed”: the dismissal of redundant employees. In describing language, it most often refers to overelaboration through the use of expressions that repeat the sense of other expressions in a passage: a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious. Pleonastic usually a technical term, refers most often to expressions that repeat something that has been said before: “A true fact” and “a free gift” are pleonastic expressions.
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wordy (ˈwɜːdɪ)
 
adj , wordier, wordiest
1.  using, inclined to use, or containing an excess of words: a wordy writer; a wordy document
2.  of the nature of or relating to words; verbal
 
'wordily
 
adv
 
'wordiness
 
n

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Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and
  eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
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  the standard for wordiness.
Describes a series of exercises the author developed to help college writers
  identify wordiness, reword, and revise carefully.
Sentence precision stresses reduction of wordiness, effectiveness, and accuracy.
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