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Saturday, March 29, 2003

Definitions for verbiage

  1. An overabundance of words; wordiness.
  2. Manner or style of expression; diction.

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Citations for verbiage
The sheer volume of verbiage he has expelled over eight years is enough to make John Updike look blocked. Andrew Sullivan, New Republic
Points like these seem so self-evident as not to merit much repeating, but in the professional literature they appear all the time, slightly dressed up in academic verbiage. Michael Barrett, The Atlantic
Origin of verbiage
Verbiage comes from French, ultimately from Latin verbum, "word."
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