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wordy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wordy

  1. 1 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea <her writing style is far too wordy for my tastes> Synonyms circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy Related Words chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin) Near Antonyms brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippy Antonyms compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse

  2. 2 of or relating to words or language <the neighborhood dispute escalated into a wordy war conducted through angry letters to the editor in the local paper> Synonyms lexical, linguistic (also linguistical), rhetorical (also rhetoric), vocabular, verbalRelated Words communicative, conversationalAntonyms nonlexical, nonlinguistic, nonverbal




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