an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision; long-windedness
Origin: verbose + -ity; confer Late Latin verbositas, from (Classical) Latin verbosus, from verbum "the word"
the quality or state of being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage
Origin: [L. verbositas: cf. F. verbosit.]
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.
The numerical value of verbosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of verbosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
Do not fight verbosity with words speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
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