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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