A Word A Day : Verbose
Wednesday, 15th August 2007 : Today's Word is...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : (ver-bos')
1. Using too many words
2. Containing a great and usually an excessive number of words
3. Abounding in words
4. Not succinct
Middle English - verbous, from Latin verbōsus, from verbum, word
• Someone who is verbose
uses too many words when fewer words would suffice.
• Many tombstones have inscriptions that are not only touching but also, by modern standards, verbose
• When giving a speech, it is always a good idea to get to the point and to not be too verbose
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