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  • nounspread
  • nounwordiness

synonyms for diffuseness

  • diffusion
  • dissemination
  • scatter
  • scattering
  • circumlocution
  • diffusion
  • long-windedness
  • prolixity
  • verbiage
  • verboseness
  • verbosity
  • rambling
  • wordage

antonyms for diffuseness

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How to use diffuseness in a sentence

And all the time she was aware of Brodrick's eyes fixed on Miss Holland with that curious lack of diffuseness in their vision.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The one is that which is given with great diffuseness in Cabbalistic writings, and has been brought into a system.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
He was indulgent to the diffuseness of a suffering soul, and permitted her to pour out freely her most trivial afflictions.
GERMINIE LACERTEUXEDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
Accordingly, the bias of the former is toward over-intensity, of the latter toward over-diffuseness.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. X (OF X) - AMERICA - II, INDEXVARIOUS
And there was pathos in those simple, stammering words, more than in half the self-conscious diffuseness of tragic poetry.
OLD AND NEW LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
They avoid circumlocutions, eschew diffuseness, go straight to the point, and prefer concrete to abstract expressions.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
The fault of Mr Townsend's style is, diffuseness, a tendency to colloquiality, and a deficiency of vigour.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 68, NO 420, OCTOBER 1850VARIOUS
The decline of the old English poetry is shown by an increase of diffuseness and insipidity.
EPIC AND ROMANCEW. P. KER
And it would ill become one who is endeavouring to recommend conciseness, to disfigure that very endeavour by diffuseness.
GIFTS OF GENIUSVARIOUS
The extreme diffuseness of the light enabled me to see the smallest objects in the distant copses.
A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTHJULES VERNE
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WORDS RELATED TO DIFFUSENESS

  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • gassiness
  • indirectness
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
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