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Definition of "wordy" []

  • Relating to or consisting of words; verbal. (adjective)
  • Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning. (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 "wordy" in a sentence
  • "Last month, Arizona for Responsible Lenders filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court asking Secretary of State Jan Brewer to clarify what it called wordy language in multi-pronged proposition."
  • "Still, between the baby-language of the modern media and the blistering, elementary severity and clarity of Beckett, there does lie a place where being wordy is surely just about ok."
  • "I really like "no rest for the wordy", is it yours or a commonly used?"