The fact or quality of using more words than needed; wordiness: a critic with a reputation for verbosity
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- 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;
informal the gift of the gab, big mouth, mouthiness, gassiness, gabbiness, windiness, blah-blah, gobbledegook
British informal wittering
Words that rhyme with verbosityanfractuosity, animosity, atrocity, bellicosity, curiosity, fabulosity, ferocity, generosity, grandiosity, impecuniosity, impetuosity, jocosity, luminosity, monstrosity, nebulosity, pomposity, ponderosity, porosity, preciosity, precocity, reciprocity, religiosity, scrupulosity, sinuosity, sumptuosity, velocity, virtuosity, viscosity
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