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Synonyms for verbosevərˈboʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy(adj)

    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"

    dull, wearisome, windy, wordy, boring, verbose, blowy, tedious, slow, impractical, airy, tiresome, breezy, ho-hum, long-winded, irksome, visionary, deadening



  1. verbose(adjective)

    wordy, long-winded

    terse, concise

  2. verbose(adjective)

    Abounding in words, containing more words than necessary. Long winded, or windy.

    wordy, long-winded

    terse, concise

  3. verbose(adjective)

    Producing unusually detailed output for diagnostic purposes.

    long-winded, wordy

    terse, concise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. verbose

    Garrulous signifies given to constant trivial talking. Chattering signifies uttering rapid, noisy, and unintelligible, or scarcely intelligible, sounds, whether articulate words or such as resemble them; chattering is often used of vocal sounds that may be intelligible by themselves but are ill understood owing to confusion of many voices or other cause. The talkative person has a strong disposition to talk, with or without an abundance of words, or many ideas; the loquacious person has an abundant flow of language and much to say on any subject suggested; either may be lively and for a time entertaining; the garrulous person is tedious, repetitious, petty, and self-absorbed. Verbose is applied to utterances more formal than conversation, as to writings or public addresses. We speak of a chattering monkey or a chattering idiot, a talkative child, a talkative or loquacious woman, a garrulous old man, a verbose writer. Compare CIRCUMLOCUTION.

    chattering, garrulous, loquacious, talkative

    laconic, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn

Editors Contribution

  1. wordy

    rarely used word for verbose, expressed in too many words.

    he made his point with a taughty piece of literature.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. verbose(a.)

    wordy, prolix, diffuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

detailed, wordy, long-winded

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