Using or expressed in more words than are needed: much academic language is obscure and verbose
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- 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.
wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive;
long-winded, lengthy, protracted, prolix, periphrastic, circumlocutory, circuitous, tautological, repetitious, redundant, tortuous, indirect, convoluted;
diffuse, discursive, digressive, rambling, wandering, meandering
informal mouthy, gabby, windy, gassy, talky, with the gift of the gab, having kissed the Blarney stone, yakking, big-mouthed
British informal wittering, gobby
rare multiloquent, multiloquous, ambagious, logorrhoeic, pleonastic
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- 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.
Late 17th century: from Latin verbosus, from verbum 'word'.
Words that rhyme with verboseadiós, chausses, Close, Davos, dose, engross, gross, Grosz, jocose, morose, Rhos
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