Monday, September 29, 2008
Definitions for verbiage
- An overabundance of words; wordiness.
- Manner or style of expression; diction.
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Citations for verbiage
The sheer volume of verbiage he has expelled over eight years is enough to make John Updike look blocked.
Points like these seem so self-evident as not to merit much repeating, but in the professional literature they appear all the time, slightly dressed up in academic verbiage.
Origin of verbiage
Verbiage comes from French, ultimately from Latin verbum, "word."