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Synonyms for verbosity
-ˈbɒs ɪ tiver·bosi·ty

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  1. verbositynoun

    Synonyms:
    verboseness

  2. verbositynoun

    The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision; long-windedness

    Synonyms:
    verboseness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. verbosity

    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, verbiage, wordiness

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verboseness, verbositynoun

    an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

    Synonyms:
    verboseness

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Editors Contribution

  1. circumlocutions

    indirect way of speaking

    Submitted by acronimous on February 2, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. verbositynoun

    Synonyms:
    wordiness, VERBIAGE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "verbosity":

    detail

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How to use verbosity in a sentence?

  1. Moralia:

    Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

  2. Moralia:

    Do not fight verbosity with words speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

  4. Dan Quayle:

    Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

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  1. verbosity

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