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verbosity

[ver-bos-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness: His speeches were always marred by verbosity.
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Origin of verbosity

From the Late Latin word verbōsitās, dating back to 1535–45. See verbose, -ity
Related formsnon·ver·bos·i·ty, noun

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Word Origin and History for verbosity

n.

1540s, from French verbosité (16c.) or directly from Latin verbositas, from verbosus (see verbose).

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