What does wordy mean?

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ˈwɜr diwordy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordyadjective

    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. wordyadjective

    Using an excessive number of words.

    The story was long and very wordy.

  2. Etymology: From woordy, from wordig, equivalent to. Cognate with orðigur.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wordyadjective

    Verbose; full of words.

    Etymology: from word.

    Phocion, beholding a wordy orator, while he was making a magnificent speech full of vain promises, said, I now fix my eyes upon a cypress-tree: it has all the pomp imaginable in its branches, leaves, and height; but it bears no fruit. Spectat.

    We need not lavish hours in wordy periods,
    As do the Romans, ere they dare to fight. Ambrose Philips, Briton.

    Intemp’rate rage, a wordy war, began. Alexander Pope.


  1. wordy

    Verbosity or verboseness is speech or writing that uses more words than necessary. The opposite of verbosity is plain language. Some teachers, including the author of The Elements of Style, warn against verbosity; similarly Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, among others, famously avoid it. Synonyms include wordiness, verbiage, prolixity, grandiloquence, garrulousness, expatiation, logorrhea, sesquipedalianism, and overwriting.


  1. wordy

    Wordy refers to something that uses more words than necessary, often in an attempt to sound more eloquent or intellectual, but which ultimately results in the content being overly complicated or unclear. It can pertain to a piece of writing, a speech, or an individual's manner of speaking. A wordy expression or communication is typically long-winded, verbose or excessively detailed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wordy

    of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal; as, a wordy war

  2. Wordy

    using many words; verbose; as, a wordy speaker

  3. Wordy

    containing many words; full of words

Anagrams for wordy »

  1. rowdy

  2. dowry

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wordy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wordy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wordy in a Sentence

  1. George Eliot:

    Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

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