wordy

adjective
\ ˈwər-dē How to pronounce wordy (audio) \
wordier; wordiest

Definition of wordy

1 : using or containing many and usually too many words
2 : of or relating to words : verbal

Other Words from wordy

wordily \ ˈwər-​də-​lē How to pronounce wordy (audio) \ adverb
wordiness \ ˈwər-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce wordy (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of wordy in a Sentence

The original script was too wordy. her writing style is far too wordy for my tastes
Recent Examples on the Web Among the other flavors are the menu are double-fold vanilla, freckled mint chocolate chip, arbequina olive oil, strawberry honey balsamic, choloate tres leches and the wordy salted, malted, chocolate chip cookie dough. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2022 McLaren had drawn up a ceasefire document full of wordy stipulations, which Caver signed in front of Evelyn. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2022 Introverted presenters should prepare brief talking points that are not too wordy and cover the main points. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Lamar and Eminem, protégés of sorts, both write wordy, caustic, cerebral raps that move faster than any mind or mouth should. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2022 This update will move the test entirely to a digital platform, reduce testing time by one-third, shorten reading passages, make math questions less wordy, and provide a built in Desmos calculator. Akil Bello, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Reading passages will be shorter and will be followed by a single question, and math problems will be less wordy, Ms. Rodriguez said. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2022 Far too often, copywriters are too verbose and wordy. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 This was a very elaborate and wordy way to say that Toxic Attraction is coming for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wordy

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wordy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordy. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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wordy

adjective
\ ˈwər-dē How to pronounce wordy (audio) \
wordier; wordiest

Kids Definition of wordy

: using or containing many words or more words than are needed She left a wordy message.

Other Words from wordy

wordiness noun

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