characterized by or given to the use of many, or too many, words; verbose: She grew impatient at his wordy reply.
pertaining to or consisting of words; verbal.
- word·i·ly, adverb
- word·i·ness, noun
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How to use wordy in a sentence
"Do not contend wordily over matters of no consequence," was her counsel of perfection.Americans and Others | Agnes Repplier
Draughtsmen find their clerks wrote loosely and wordily, because they were paid by the folio.A Book About Lawyers | John Cordy Jeaffreson
Once her outreaching mind had grasped—without wordily formulating—this physical and moral law, her course was plain.The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
The inditer has certainly some sympathy with the bearer he so amply commissions and wordily exalts.
The woman replied that bad-word husbands who stayed out so bad-wordily late ought to be bad-wordily bad-worded.Nights in London | Thomas Burke
British Dictionary definitions for wordy
using, inclined to use, or containing an excess of words: a wordy writer; a wordy document
of the nature of or relating to words; verbal
- wordily, adverb
- wordiness, noun
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