- the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness: His speeches were always marred by verbosity.
Origin of verbosity
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Antonyms for verbosity
Related Words for verbosityverboseness, verbiage, loquacity, prolixity, logorrhea, loquaciousness, talkativeness, garrulous
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Historical Examples of verbosity
Yet his fluency never ran off into the fatal channels of verbosity.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)
The last chapter, however, surpasses all the others in verbosity.
He must learn to exchange his verbosity for action in the great battle of life.The Hindoos as they Are
Shib Chunder Bose
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity, finer than the staple of his argument.The Sword of Damocles
Anna Katharine Green
But those Irish Shylocks must have their pound of verbosity.
1540s, from French verbosité (16c.) or directly from Latin verbositas, from verbosus (see verbose).