characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: a verbose report.
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diffusion, rhetoric, redundancy, garrulity, pleonasm, copiousness, verbosity, circumlocution, diffuseness, verbiage, loquacity, prolixity, repetition, logorrhea, tautology, loquaciousness, redundance, wordage
- verbum sap,
Origin of verbose
SYNONYMS FOR verbose
ver·bose·ly, adverbver·bose·ness, nounun·ver·bose, adjectiveun·ver·bose·ly, adverb
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using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix
Word Origin for verbose
C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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1540s (implied in verbosity), from Latin verbosus "full of words, wordy," from verbum "word" (see verb).
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