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Synonyms for verbiage
ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒver·biage

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. verbiage

    Circumlocution and periphrasis are roundabout ways of expressing thought; circumlocution is the more common, periphrasis the more technical word. Constant circumlocution produces an affected and heavy style; occasionally, skilful periphrasis conduces both to beauty and to simplicity. Etymologically, diffuseness is a scattering, both of words and thought; redundancy is an overflow. Prolixity goes into endless petty details, without selection or perspective. Pleonasm is the expression of an idea already plainly implied; tautology is the restatement in other words of an idea already stated, or a useless repetition of a word or words. Pleonasm may add emphasis; tautology is always a fault. "I saw it with my eyes" is a pleonasm; "all the members agreed unanimously" is tautology. Verbiage is the use of mere words without thought. Verbosity and wordiness denote an excess of words in proportion to the thought. Tediousness is the sure result of any of these faults of style.

    Synonyms:
    circumlocution, diffuseness, periphrasis, pleonasm, prolixity, redundance, redundancy, surplusage, tautology, tediousness, verbosity, wordiness

    Antonyms:
    brevity, compactness, compression, conciseness, condensation, directness, plainness, shortness, succinctness, terseness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbiage, verbalismnoun

    overabundance of words

    Synonyms:
    diction, expression, verbal expression, verbalism, choice of words, phrasing, phraseology, wording

  2. wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiagenoun

    the manner in which something is expressed in words

    "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

    Synonyms:
    diction, enunciation, verbalism, choice of words, phrasing, phraseology, wording

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. verbiagenoun

    Synonyms:
    wordiness, verboseness, verbosity, prolixity, diffuseness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. verbiagenoun

    Synonyms:
    wordiness, verbosity, perissology, prolixity, pleonasm

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  1. List of paraphrases for "verbiage":

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How to use verbiage in a sentence?

  1. Ilze Falb:

    He loved florid verbiage and jaw-jaw until he cuts himself on Occam's razor.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    That verbiage probably scares theater owners.

  3. Mayor Andrew Gilich:

    It was an honest error. I think they just pulled the verbiage from it and posted it on the tweet, and when there was a reaction to it, there’s no cover up, Councilman Kenny Glavan told WLOX-TV. You know, we’re all looking at it and saying, ‘ Hey, we need to change it.'.

  4. Teresa McRoberts:

    I don't know if good earnings even get rewarded if it's right around when you see whatever verbiage comes out of the convention.

  5. Quentin Crisp:

    Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

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