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verbose

Syllabification: ver·bose
Pronunciation: /vərˈbōs
 
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Definition of verbose in English:

adjective

Using or expressed in more words than are needed: much academic language is obscure and verbose
More example sentences
  • Ben, I know that you asked for suggestions as a comment but you must know me by now - wordy, verbose and horribly convoluted.
  • Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.
  • He cares and worries intensely about movies, and he's eloquent, loquacious, even verbose on the subject.
Synonyms

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin verbosus, from verbum 'word'.

Derivatives

verbosely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Somewhere, I have a bunch of photos I took in London of signs politely and verbosely requesting the viewer's compliance.
  • Although Kaczynski tends to expand verbosely on his opinions, his thoughts always remain coherent and directed by a conscious design.
  • I feel/think your version of ‘discourse’ above is a little icky, is what I am politely if verbosely trying to say.

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