verbiage

Synonyms and related words:
choice of words, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, cloud of words, composition, dialect, diction, expansiveness, expression, floridity, floridness, flow of words, flux of words, formulation, grammar, idiom, language, lexicon, lexis, locution, logorrhea, long-windedness, longiloquence, nimiety, parlance, periphrase, periphrasis, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, pleonasm, prolixity, redundancy, repetition, rhetoric, roundabout, speech, stock of words, talk, talkativeness, tautology, thesaurus, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, verbalism, verbality, verbosity, vocabulary, wordage, wordhoard, wordiness, wording, words

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  • verbiage — [ vɛrbjaʒ ] n. m. • 1671; de verbier vx « gazouiller »; picard werbler, du frq. °werbilan, werbillon « tourbillonner »; rattaché plus tard à verbe ♦ Abondance de paroles, de mots vides de sens ou qui disent peu de chose. ⇒ bavardage, délayage,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • verbiage — verbiage, redundancy, tautology, pleonasm, circumlocution, periphrasis are comparable when they denote a fault of style or a form or mode of expression involving the use of too many words. Verbiage may imply delight in words for their own sake… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Verbiage — Ver bi*age (?; 48), n. [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a word. See {Verb}.] The use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness. [1913 Webster] Verbiage may indicate observation, but not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbiage — Verbiage. s. m. Abondance de paroles qui ne disent presque rien, qui contiennent peu de sens. Il n y a que du verbiage dans ce livre, dans cette harangue. c est un verbiage continuel. Il est du stile familier …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • verbiage — 1721, from Fr. verbiage wordiness (17c.), from M.Fr. verbier to chatter, from O.Fr. verbe word, from L. verbum word (see VERB (Cf. verb)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • verbiage — index bombast, fustian, language, prattle, prolixity, tautology Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • verbiage — [n] repetition, wordiness circumlocution, expansiveness, floridity, long windedness, loquacity, periphrase, periphrasis, pleonasm, prolixity, redundancy, tautology, verbosity; concepts 278,695 Ant. conciseness …   New thesaurus

  • verbiage — ► NOUN ▪ excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing. ORIGIN French, from obsolete verbeier to chatter …   English terms dictionary

  • verbiage — [vʉr′bē ij΄] n. [Fr < OFr verbier, to speak, chatter < verbe: see VERB] 1. an excess of words beyond those needed to express concisely what is meant; wordiness 2. style of expression; diction …   English World dictionary

  • Verbiage — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Verbiage », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Un verbiage est un discours avec une abondance de paroles qui disent peu de choses. Historiquement du moyen français (1671), de verbier,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • verbiage — (vèr bi a j ) s. m. Abondance de paroles et absence d idées. •   Ma plume a fait le reste ; car je vous assure que les plumes ont grand part à l infinité du verbiage dont nous remplissons nos lettres, SÉV. 5 janv. 1676. •   Il s était mis en… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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