Definitions for verbosevərˈboʊs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. expressed in or characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy:

    a verbose report; a verbose speaker.

Origin of verbose:

1665–75; < L verbōsus=verb(um)word+-ōsus -ose1

ver•bos′i•ty-ˈbɒs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy(adj)

    using or containing too many words

    "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"


  1. verbose(Adjective)

    Abounding in words, containing more words than necessary. Long winded, or windy.

    Even the most jingoistic of native-speakers of Spanish admit their language is verbose; compared to what can be said in a sentence in English, it sometimes takes a paragraph of explanation in Spanish to say the same thing.

  2. verbose(Adjective)

    Producing unusually detailed output for diagnostic purposes.

  3. Origin: From verbosus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbose(adj)

    abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


using too many words; expressed in too many words

a verbose speaker; a verbose description/style.

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