wordy

[ wur-dee ]
/ ˈwɜr di /

adjective, word·i·er, word·i·est.

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.

Origin of wordy

before 1100; Middle English; Old English wordig. See word, -y1
SYNONYMS FOR wordy
1 diffuse, talkative, loquacious, voluble. Wordy, prolix, redundant, pleonastic all mean using more words than necessary to convey a desired meaning. Wordy, the broadest and least specific of these terms, may, in addition to indicating an excess of words, suggest a garrulousness or loquaciousness: a wordy, gossipy account of a simple incident. Prolix refers to speech or writing extended to great and tedious length with inconsequential details: a prolix style that tells you more than you need or want to know. Redundant and pleonastic both refer to unnecessary repetition of language. Redundant has also a generalized sense of “excessive” or “no longer needed”: the dismissal of redundant employees. In describing language, it most often refers to overelaboration through the use of expressions that repeat the sense of other expressions in a passage: a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious. Pleonastic, usually a technical term, refers most often to expressions that repeat something that has been said before: “A true fact” and “a free gift” are pleonastic expressions.
Related formsword·i·ly, adverbword·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wordiness

wordy

/ (ˈwɜːdɪ) /

adjective wordier or wordiest

using, inclined to use, or containing an excess of wordsa wordy writer; a wordy document
of the nature of or relating to words; verbal
Derived Formswordily, adverbwordiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wordiness

wordy


adj.

Old English wordig "verbose;" see word (n.) + -y (2).

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