verbosity

Synonyms and related words:
bedizenment, big mouth, bombast, candor, cloud of words, communicativeness, conversableness, duplication, duplication of effort, effusion, effusiveness, embellishment, expletive, extravagance, fat, featherbedding, filling, flow of words, flowing tongue, fluency, fluent tongue, flux de bouche, flux de paroles, flux of words, frankness, frill, frills, frippery, garrulity, garrulousness, gassiness, gift of gab, gingerbread, glibness, grandiloquence, gregariousness, gush, gushiness, logorrhea, long-windedness, longiloquence, loose tongue, loquaciousness, loquacity, luxury, needlessness, openness, ornamentation, overadornment, overlap, padding, payroll padding, pleonasm, prolixity, redundance, redundancy, slush, sociability, spate of words, superfluity, superfluousness, talkativeness, tautology, unnecessariness, verbalism, verbality, verbiage, verboseness, volubility, windiness, wordiness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Verbosity — Ver*bos i*ty, n.; pl. {Verbosities}. [L. verbositas: cf. F. verbosit[ e].] The quality or state of being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage. [1913 Webster] The worst fault, by far, is the extreme… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbosity — index fustian, prolixity, tautology Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • verbosity — (n.) 1540s, from Fr. verbosité (16c.) or directly from L. verbositas, from verbosus (see VERBOSE (Cf. verbose)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • verbosity — [n] wordiness garrulous, logorrhea, long windedness, loquaciousness, loquacity, prolixity, talkativeness, verbiage, verboseness; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • Verbosity — This article is about linguistic verbosity. For prolixity, a character in the BBC education programme, see Look and Read. Verbosity (also called wordiness, prolixity and garrulousness) in language refers to speech or writing which is deemed to… …   Wikipedia

  • verbosity — /veuhr bos i tee/, n. the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness: His speeches were always marred by verbosity. [1535 45; < LL verbositas. See VERBOSE, ITY] Syn. prolixity, redundancy, turgidity. Ant. terseness,… …   Universalium

  • verbosity — verbose ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using or expressed in more words than are needed. DERIVATIVES verbosely adverb verbosity noun. ORIGIN Latin verbosus, from verbum word …   English terms dictionary

  • verbosity — noun see verbose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verbosity — noun /vɜˈbɒsəti,vɝˈbɑsəti/ The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision; long windedness Syn: verboseness …   Wiktionary

  • verbosity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. circumlocution, loquacity, garrulity, prolixity; see wordiness . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. wordiness, long windedness, prolixity, tautology, loquaciousness. Shooting without aiming. William Benham. Superfluous breath …   English dictionary for students

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