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Meaning of VERBOSITY

Pronunciation:  vur'bâsitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an expressive style that uses excessive words
 

VERBOSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: verboseness
 
 Antonyms: terseness
 
 See Also: circumlocution, expressive style, long-windedness, periphrasis, pleonasm, prolixity, prolixness, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, style, verbiage, wordiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      The worst fault, by far, is the extreme diffuseness and
      verbosity of his style.                  --Jeffrey.

 

 

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