wordy

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adjective \ˈwər-dē\

Definition of wordy

wordier

;

wordiest

  1. 1 :  using or containing many and usually too many words

  2. 2 :  of or relating to words :  verbal

wordily

play \ˈwər-də-lē\ adverb

wordiness

play \ˈwər-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of wordy in a Sentence

  1. The original script was too wordy.

  2. her writing style is far too wordy for my tastes

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Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wordy

before 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

WORDY Defined for English Language Learners

wordy

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adjective

Definition of wordy for English Language Learners

  • : using or containing too many words


WORDY Defined for Kids

wordy

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adjective \ˈwər-dē\

Definition of wordy for Students

wordier

;

wordiest

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

wordiness

noun


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