- 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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- 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 verboseness
1540s (implied in verbosity), from Latin verbosus "full of words, wordy," from verbum "word" (see verb).
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