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wordy

[ wur-dee ]SEE DEFINITION OF wordy

Synonyms for wordy

  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • rambling
  • turgid
  • bombastic
  • chatty
  • diffuse
  • discursive
  • flatulent
  • gabby
  • garrulous
  • inflated
  • loquacious
  • palaverous
  • pleonastic
  • prolix
  • redundant
  • rhetorical
  • tedious
  • verbose
  • voluble
  • windy
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Antonyms for wordy

  • concise
  • untalkative
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORDY

He was not wordy, and he tarried but a moment, yet he explained his paralysis.

The only effect of this remark was to turn the wordy torrent in his direction.

"It was quite a wordy sarmon that Parson Grant gave us to-night," said Remarkable.

That would have been too strenuous for him, so he had to sit and weep tears of wordy rain.

Lin had a wordy war with the treasurer soon after the doors opened.

What are her image and attributes, when dragged from her wordy lurking-place?

But the weakness of the wordy denial was itself almost a confession.

The comedies are always long and wordy and generally tedious.

The Douglas men met the threat with a defiance,—not wordy, but resolute.

Now, there was nothing that Red enjoyed any more than a wordy battle.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wordig "verbose;" see word (n.) + -y (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WORDY

bombastic

adjectivepompous, grandiloquent

flatulent

adjectivepretentious, long-winded
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