Definition of verbose in English:
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.
Late 17th century: from Latin verbosus, from verbum 'word'.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with verboseadiós, chausses, Close, Davos, dose, engross, gross, Grosz, jocose, morose, Rhos
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