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Definition of "verbose" []

  • Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy. See Synonyms at wordy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "verbose" in a sentence
  • "But my tendency to be verbose is better suited to phone or email."
  • "Senator Obama can you define the word verbose in less than 10,00 words?"
  • "I’ll tell you this, however, the fact that you’re even discussing this in verbose fashion only indicates to this reader that you’re finding it more difficult to focus on the here and now, and Obama’s failed/failing foreign policies."