Definitions for verbosity-ˈbɒs ɪ ti

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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. verboseness, verbosity(noun)

    an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words


  1. verbosity(Noun)

    The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision; long-windedness

  2. Origin: verbose + -ity; confer Late Latin verbositas, from (Classical) Latin verbosus, from verbum "the word"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbosity(noun)

    the quality or state of being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage


  1. Verbosity

    Verbosity refers to speech or writing which is deemed to use an excess of words. Adjectival forms are verbose, wordy, prolix and garrulous. Examples are the expressions "in the vicinity of" and "in order to". The opposite of verbosity is succinctness that can be found in plain language and laconism.


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