1. [syn: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verbose \Ver*bose"\, a. [L. verbosus, from verbum a word. See
Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are
necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy;
as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.
Too verbose in their way of speaking. --Ayliffe.
[1913 Webster] -- Ver*bose"ly, adv. -- Ver*bose"ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or
windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional
methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy
editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
[syn: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "verbose":
all jaw, candid, chatty, circumlocutory, communicative,
conversational, de longue haleine, de trop, diffuse, dispensable,
effusive, endless, excess, expansive, expendable, expletive,
extended, filled out, flip, flowery, fluent, frank, gabby,
garrulous, gassy, glib, gossipy, grandiloquent, gratuitous,
gregarious, gushy, in excess, lengthy, long, long-drawn-out,
long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, loquacious, magniloquent,
multiloquent, multiloquious, needless, newsy, nonessential,
overtalkative, padded, periphrastic, pleonastic, prolix,
protracted, redundant, smooth, sociable, spare, spun-out,
supererogatory, superfluous, talkative, talky, tautologic,
tautologous, to spare, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary,
unneeded, unrelenting, voluble, windy, wordy