adjective \ˈwər-dē\

: using or containing too many words


Full Definition of WORDY

:  using or containing many and usually too many words
:  of or relating to words :  verbal
word·i·ly \ˈwər-də-lē\ adverb
word·i·ness \ˈwər-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of WORDY

  1. The original script was too wordy.
  2. <her writing style is far too wordy for my tastes>

First Known Use of WORDY

12th century

Synonym Discussion of WORDY

wordy, verbose, prolix, diffuse mean using more words than necessary to express thought. wordy may also imply loquaciousness or garrulity <a wordy speech>. verbose suggests a resulting dullness, obscurity, or lack of incisiveness or precision <the verbose position papers>. prolix suggests unreasonable and tedious dwelling on details <habitually transformed brief anecdotes into prolix sagas>. diffuse stresses lack of compactness and pointedness of style <diffuse memoirs that are so many shaggy-dog stories>.

Rhymes with WORDY

WORDIER Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈwər-dē\

Definition of WORDY for Kids

:  using or containing many words or more words than are needed <She left a wordy message.>
word·i·ness noun


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