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verbose (adj) using more words than are necessary.

A verbose speaker uses more words than are necessary to convey his ideas. So does a verbose writer uses words for their own sake even if they don't add to the ideas of the writer. Using words that are unnecessary is being verbose. Too many words for too few ideas - this is verbose.

  • The speaker was quite verbose. He used too many words for the too few ideas he wanted to tell the listeners.
  • Great writers are never verbose. You don't find in their writings a single extra word. They express in very few words a lot of ideas.
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