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See definition of wordiness on Dictionary.com
  • nounverbosity
  • nounexcessive in language

synonyms for wordiness

  • circumlocution
  • copiousness
  • diffuseness
  • diffusion
  • garrulity
  • logorrhea
  • long-windedness
  • loquaciousness
  • loquacity
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • redundance
  • redundancy
  • repetition
  • rhetoric
  • tautology
  • verbiage
  • verboseness
  • windiness
  • circumlocution
  • diffuseness
  • diffusion
  • fecundity
  • garrulity
  • logorrhea
  • loquaciousness
  • loquacity
  • officialese
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • redundancy
  • tautology
  • verbiage
  • verbosity
  • catalogic
  • macrology
  • verbality
  • verbigeration
  • verbomania

antonyms for wordiness

MOST RELEVANT
  • conciseness
  • directness
  • straightforwardness
  • terseness
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How to use wordiness in a sentence

There was a vast amount of whisper and low-toned wordiness, subsurface complaint and counter-complaint.
DOMINIE DEANELLIS PARKER BUTLER
Here is a writer who began literature with a sense of words, and who is declining into a mere sense of wordiness.
THE ART OF LETTERSROBERT LYND
An unnecessary profusion of words is called verbiage: verbosity, wordiness.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
They have the wordiness of hasty composition, and the discursive rhetoric intended to catch the attention of an indolent audience.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
We witness its disastrous effects in the empty wordiness of many extemporaneous preachers.
HINTS ON EXTEMPORANEOUS PREACHINGHENRY WARE
His wordiness hurts tender ears when he so often and apparently without any use repeats the same things.
COMMENTARY ON GENESIS, VOL. IIMARTIN LUTHER
Sometimes a better name than verbiage for wordiness would be emptiness.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
And there is likewise no surer way of compelling students to substitute facts for vapid wordiness and snap judgments.
COLLEGE TEACHINGPAUL KLAPPER
Such common faults as wordiness, overstatement, faulty sentence structure and weak use of words are gradually corrected.
THE ARMED FORCES OFFICERU. S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Verbosity and wordiness denote an excess of words in proportion to the thought.
ENGLISH SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMSJAMES CHAMPLIN FERNALD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WORDINESS

  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • gassiness
  • indirectness
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.