verbose

[ ver-bohs ]
/ vərˈboʊs /

adjective

characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: a verbose report.

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Origin of verbose

1665–75; <Latin verbōsus, equivalent to verb(um) word + -ōsus-ose1

synonym study for verbose

See bombastic.

OTHER WORDS FROM verbose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH verbose

verbal, verbose
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British Dictionary definitions for verbose

verbose
/ (vɜːˈbəʊs) /

adjective

using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix

Derived forms of verbose

verbosely, adverbverbosity (vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ) or verboseness, noun

Word Origin for verbose

C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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