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 Dictionary entry overview: What does verbose mean? 

VERBOSE (adjective)
  The adjective VERBOSE has 1 sense:

1. using or containing too many words

  Familiarity information: VERBOSE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VERBOSE (adjective)

Sense 1verbose [BACK TO TOP]


Using or containing too many words


long-winded; verbose; wordy; tedious; windy

Context examples:

long-winded (or windy) speakers / verbose and ineffective instructional methods / newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials / proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes


prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)

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