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Saturday, August 21, 2004

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
1665-1675
Verbose comes from Latin verbosus, from verbum, a word. Hence it is related to verbal, expressed in words.
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