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verbose

ver·bose

verbose

 
pronunciation:
vr bos
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part of speech: adjective
definition: using or characterized by many or superfluous words; wordy.
The committee chair is a verbose person, and this adds greatly to the length of meetings.My thoughts began to wander during the superintendent's verbose speech.
synonyms:
garrulous, long-winded, loquacious, pleonastic, prolix, redundant, wordy
antonyms:
concise, laconic, succinct
similar words:
chatty, diffuse, effusive, gabby, lengthy, talkative, voluble, windy
derivations: verbosely (adv.), verboseness (n.), verbosity (n.)
Word Parts
The word verbose contains the following parts:
verb Latin root that means word
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.
-osity Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or condition of
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Most adjectives ending in "-ous," or "-ose1" can combine with "-ity" to form nouns ending in -osity .