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verbalism

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  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 of verbalism articulation, formulation, phrasing, statement, utterance, expression, voice, wordingWords Related to verbalism 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 of verbalism circumlocution, diffuseness, diffusion, garrulity, garrulousness, logorrhea, long-windedness, periphrasis, prolixity, redundancy, verbiage, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordinessWords Related to verbalism circuitousness, circularity, digressiveness; pleonasm, tautology; reiteration, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness; embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatementNear Antonyms of verbalism brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, succinctness, terseness


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