Complete Definition of "verbose"

English

Etymology
From L. verbosus.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Abounding in words, containing more words than necessary. Long winded, or windy.
  2. Of or pertaining to languages that take longer to speak than other languages.

#:Even the most jingoistic of native-speakers of Spanish admit their language is verbose; compared to what can be said in a sentence in English, it sometimes takes a paragraph of explanation in Spanish to say the same thing.

Synonyms
wordy
long-winded

Antonyms
concise
terse

Related terms
verbosity

Translations
trans-top|abounding in words
Finnish: monisanainen
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Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|åé·ãª|trjyÅchÅ na
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trans-top|of or pertaining to languages that take longer to speak than others
Finnish: monisanainen
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Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|åé·ãª|trjyÅchÅ na
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ttbc|French: verbeux
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fr:verbose
io:verbose
ru:verbose
te:verbose
vi:verbose
zh:verbose

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