- characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: a verbose report.
Origin of verbose
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prolix; tedious, inflated, turgid; voluble, talkative, loquacious.
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Examples from the Web for verbose
Pac may not be as verbose as other rappers of his time, but his flow is intricate, and complicated to replicate.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams
June 17, 2014
The Spaniards, with their verbose solemnity, particularly bored him.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
In style they are verbose and heavy and very frequently polemical.The Legacy of Greece
O'Mally, verbose as ever, did all the talking and vending of news.The Lure of the Mask
So Mrs. Beecot wrote in her verbose style, and with some errors of grammar.The Opal Serpent
The verbose Marmot, wordless; the listless Slaughter, dominant.Colonial Born
G. Firth Scott
- using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix
C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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Word Origin and History for verbose
1540s (implied in verbosity), from Latin verbosus "full of words, wordy," from verbum "word" (see verb).
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