Synonyms and Antonyms of verbiage
1 the use of too many words to express an idea teachers loathe the verbiage that students resort to in order to pad a paper Synonyms of verbiage circumlocution, diffuseness, diffusion, garrulity, garrulousness, logorrhea, long-windedness, periphrasis, prolixity, redundancy, verbalism, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordiness Words Related to verbiage circuitousness, circularity, digressiveness; pleonasm, tautology; reiteration, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness; embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatement Near Antonyms of verbiage brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, succinctness, terseness
2 language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere the pretentious verbiage that one finds in the reviews of self-important art critics Synonyms of verbiage bombast, fustian, gas, grandiloquence, hot air, oratory, rhetoric, windWords Related to verbiage claptrap, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, humbug, jabberwocky, jazz, moonshine, nonsense; affectedness, floweriness, grandiosity, loftiness, pomposity, pretension, pretentiousness; garrulity, garrulousness, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness
3 the way in which something is put into words as per the standard verbiage of military reports, the assault was launched at “0700 hours” Synonyms of verbiage diction, language, phraseology, phrasing, wordingWords Related to verbiage expression, formulation, locution; enunciation, phrase, speech, style, utterance, voice
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