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wordy

adjective

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1 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea
  • Her writing style is far too wordy for my tastes.
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2 of or relating to words or language
  • The neighborhood dispute escalated into a wordy war conducted through angry letters to the editor in the local paper.
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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


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