Definition of verbose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vɜːˈbəʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//vɜːrˈboʊs//
(formal, disapproving)
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using or containing more words than are needed synonym long-winded a verbose speaker/style The editors received streams of verbose articles from young hopeful journalists. The man was smartly dressed, verbose, and seriously agitated. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin verbosus, from verbum ‘word’.
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