The fact or quality of using more words than needed; wordiness: a critic with a reputation for verbosity
More example sentences
- Keep it curt, Kenny, and stop soft-soaping us with your loquacity and verbosity.
- Yet woe to those who are silent about you because, though loquacious with verbosity, they have nothing to say.
- For all its verbosity, the task-force report never explains its central conceit: ‘equity in hiring.’
wordiness, verboseness, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, volubility, expansiveness, babbling, blathering, waffling, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing; long-windedness, lengthiness, protractedness, verbiage, prolixity, periphrasis, tautology, circumlocution, convolution, redundancy; diffuseness, discursiveness, digressiveness
informal the gift of the gab, big mouth, mouthiness, gassiness, gabbiness, windiness, blah-blah, gobbledegook
British informal wittering