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Thursday, August 17, 2000

Definitions for verbose

  1. Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by an excess of words; wordy; as, "a verbose speaker; a verbose argument."

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Citations for verbose
. . .his singular style of flattening verbose politicians with the phrase: "Will you please get to the point." Paul McCann, Times (London)
One reason I admire Oscar is that he's the least verbose, if sometimes plain to the point of being uninteresting. Frank Rich, New York Times Magazine
Origin of verbose
Verbose comes from Latin verbosus, from verbum, a word. Hence it is related to verbal, expressed in words.