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Verbose

[vər-ˈbōs]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Expressed with an excessive amount of words

2.

Describing a person who tends toward wordiness

Examples of Verbose in a sentence

"He had a deep understanding of English, but his speeches were too verbose to keep the audience's attention."

"Don't try to hide shortcomings on your resume with overly verbose, long-winded explanations."

About Verbose

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, was known for being excessively verbose. An opponent once described his speeches as "an army of pompous phrases moving across the landscape in search of an idea."

Did you Know?

You guessed it — though it's an adjective, verbose shares the same roots as the word verb. Both come from a Latin word meaning...word.

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