overabundance of words
wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage(noun)
the manner in which something is expressed in words
"use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
Overabundance of words
(US) The manner in which something is expressed in words;
use concise military verbiage- G.S. Patton Usage note: because of the pejorative connotation of the primary definition of "verbiage" it is preferred to use "diction," "phrasing," etc. to describe the manner in which something is expressed in words.
Origin: From verbiage
the use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness
Origin: [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a word. See Verb.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
When the context involves a software or hardware system, this refers to documentation. This term borrows the connotations of mainstream ‘verbiage’ to suggest that the documentation is of marginal utility and that the motives behind its production have little to do with the ostensible subject.
The numerical value of verbiage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of verbiage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That verbiage probably scares theater owners.
He loved florid verbiage and jaw-jaw until he cuts himself on Occam's razor.
I don't know if good earnings even get rewarded if it's right around when you see whatever verbiage comes out of the convention.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Trump’s verbiage does not sound compassionate, i don’t hold him up as a paragon of Christian virtue, but I’m not looking for that in a candidate. I’m looking for someone who is prudent and can make good political decisions.
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