verbose

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Latin

from Latin verbosus, from verbum ‘word’

Synonyms

  • involved
  • talkative
  • repeating

Antonyms

  • concise
  • succinct

Definition

characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy

Example

Legal writing can be unclear as it is often verbose.

Usage Over Time

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