What does verbosity mean?

Definitions for verbosity-ˈbɒs ɪ ti

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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

  2. Origin: [L. verbositas: cf. F. verbosit.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle:

    Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

  2. Moralia:

    Do not fight verbosity with words speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

  3. Moralia:

    Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

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  1. verbosity

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