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verbose

[ver-bohs]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formsver·bose·ly, adverbver·bose·ness, nounun·ver·bose, adjectiveun·ver·bose·ly, adverbun·ver·bose·ness, noun
Can be confusedverbal verbose

Synonyms

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prolix; tedious, inflated, turgid; voluble, talkative, loquacious.

Synonym study

Antonyms

laconic.
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Examples from the Web for verbosely

Historical Examples

  • Walter verbosely called her attention to the mottoes painted on the wood, the individual table lights in pink shades.

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    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for verbosely

verbose

adjective
  1. using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix
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Derived Formsverbosely, adverbverbosity (vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ) or verboseness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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Word Origin and History for verbosely

verbose

adj.

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

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