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Definition using or containing too many words
  • Her papers tend to be too verbose.
verbose = wordy (using too many words)
  • In a comparison, sample "A" is too verbose, but sample "B" is too ambiguous.
  • verbose = wordy (using too many words)
  • I completed a first draft. Now I want to make it less verbose.
  • verbose = wordy (with too many words)
  • The programming language is verbose—making it easier to read, but harder for an expert to grasp the big picture.
  • verbose = wordy (using many words)
  • I know I'm kind of infamous for my .... um .... verbosity ....
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • verbosity = wordiness (tendency to use too many words)
  • He seemed fond of his grandmother and used to her, but her verbosity produced in him a kind of soberly observant speechlessness.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • verbosity = wordiness (tendency to use too many words)
  • -if my sister was long-winded on the phone, her e-mails were equally verbose.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • verbose = wordy (using or containing too many words)
  • But I thought that was perhaps no more than a natural reserve accentuated by the verbose frankness of her husband.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • The result was livelier but still too verbose.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • There was evidently not space enough for his drunken verbosity and Mitya not only filled the margins but had written the last line right across the rest.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Yet another round in the endless verbosity about the Accords.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • What he had to say was confused, halting, and verbose; but Philip knew the words which served as the text of his rambling discourse.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The persecutors denied that there was any particular gift in Mr. Chadband's piling verbose flights of stairs, one upon another, after this fashion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A large, overstocked wagon belonging to John stood in front of the foreman's shack, the driver equally as big as Mr. Williamson, and equally verbose.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Observers have described Charlestonians as vainglorious, obstinate, mercurial, verbose, xenophobic, and congenitally gracious.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Neither of us was what anyone would call verbose, and I didn't know what there was to say regardless.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Never verbose in social gatherings even in his own language, "the good doctor" sat in the salons of Paris, looking on benevolently, a glass of champagne in hand, rarely saying anything.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • His colleague was silent, having just before privately received a severe lecture about his emetic, so that this good Canivet, so arrogant and so verbose at the time of the clubfoot, was to-day very modest.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Levin smiled joyfully; he was struck by this transition from the confused, verbose discussion with Pestsov and his brother to this laconic, clear, almost wordless communication of the most complex ideas.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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