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verbalism

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of verbalism

  1. 1 an act, process, or means of putting something into words <the meticulous verbalism of the senator's prepared statement suggests that she knew that it would spark controversy> Synonyms articulation, formulation, phrasing, statement, utterance, expression, voice, wordingRelated Words outlet, vent; observation, reflection, remark, thought; speech, tongue

  2. 2 the use of too many words to express an idea <prose that is lean, uncluttered, and utterly devoid of any trace of verbalism> Synonyms circumlocution, diffuseness, diffusion, garrulity, garrulousness, logorrhea, long-windedness, periphrasis, prolixity, redundancy, verbiage, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordinessRelated Words circuitousness, circularity, digressiveness; pleonasm, tautology; reiteration, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness; embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatementNear Antonyms brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, succinctness, terseness




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