Verbose Ver*bose", a. [L. verbosus, from verbum a word. See {Verb}.] Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument. [1913 Webster]

Too verbose in their way of speaking. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] -- {Ver*bose"ly}, adv. -- {Ver*bose"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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