- Excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing: there is plenty of irrelevant verbiageMore example sentences
verbosity, verboseness, padding, wordiness, prolixity, prolixness, superfluity, redundancy, long-windedness, lengthiness, protractedness, discursiveness, expansiveness, digressiveness, convolution, circumlocution, circuitousness, rambling, wandering, meandering• rare logorrhoea
- Corruption and tyranny both hide in irrelevant public verbiage.
- Dwarfed by the scope of the bill's radical changes, this bit of verbiage flew under the public's radar screen.
- Smiley says her first letters to the Times were edited heavily, with excess verbiage getting the knife.
early 18th century: from French, from obsolete verbeier 'to chatter', from verbe 'word' (see verb).