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Pompous, bombastic, and ranting:
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  1. Pompous, bombastic, and ranting:
  2. Pompous and pretentious
  3. Made of fustian
Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
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  1. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
  2. Using an excessive number of words.
  3. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.
So wordy as to be tiresome; verbose
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  1. So wordy as to be tiresome; verbose
  2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
  3. Using more words than are necessary; long-winded
(Obsolete) Moving or progressing very slowly.
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  1. (Obsolete) Moving or progressing very slowly.
  2. Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring.
  3. Full of tedium; long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring
Using more words than are needed; wordy
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  1. Using more words than are needed; wordy
  2. (Genetics) Made up of identical repeating nucleotide sequences that do not code for genes. Used of DNA.
  3. (Brit.) Laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed
Full of or characterized by repetition, esp. tiresome or boring repetition
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  1. Full of or characterized by repetition, esp. tiresome or boring repetition
  2. Filled with repetition, especially needless or tedious repetition.
Of or characterized by repetition
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  1. Of or characterized by repetition
  2. Given to or characterized by repetition.
  3. Happening many times in a similar way; containing repetition; repeating.
(Grammar) Constructed by using an auxiliary word rather than an inflected form; for example, of father is the periphrastic possessive case of father but father's is the inflected possessive case, and did say is the periphrastic past tense of say but said is the inflected past tense.
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  1. (Grammar) Constructed by using an auxiliary word rather than an inflected form; for example, of father is the periphrastic possessive case of father but father's is the inflected possessive case, and did say is the periphrastic past tense of say but said is the inflected past tense.
  2. Expressed in more words than are necessary.
  3. (Gram.) Formed with a particle or an auxiliary verb instead of by inflection (Ex.: the phrase did sing used for the inflected form sang)
Wordy or unclear:
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  1. Wordy or unclear:
  2. Using more words than are needed; long-winded; wordy
  3. Widely spread or scattered; not concentrated:
(Archaic) Inflated, overfilled.
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  1. (Archaic) Inflated, overfilled.
  2. High-sounding but with little meaning.
  3. (Of a person, their language or writing) showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms; grandiloquent; pompous
Having a sexual relationship:
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  1. Having a sexual relationship:
  2. Complicated; intricate:
  3. Connected by participation or association:
Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
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  1. Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
  2. Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
  3. Highly involved; complex:
Very talkative; garrulous.
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  1. Very talkative; garrulous.
  2. Very talkative; fond of talking
Capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
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  1. Capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
  2. Speaking or writing at great, often tiresome length
  3. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
Wordy and rambling:
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  1. Wordy and rambling:
  2. Talking much or too much, esp. about unimportant things; loquacious
  3. Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative.
Talking, or fond of talking, a great deal; loquacious
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  1. Talking, or fond of talking, a great deal; loquacious
  2. Marked by or having a disposition to talk.
  3. Tending to talk a lot.
Boastful or bombastic
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  1. Boastful or bombastic
  2. Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
  3. Lofty, pompous, or grandiose in speech or style of expression
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
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  1. Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
Of, having the nature of, or according to rhetoric
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or according to rhetoric
  2. Using or characterized by mere rhetoric, or artificial eloquence; showy and elaborate in style
  3. Used for persuasive effect:
Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
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  1. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
  2. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
  3. Characterized by a great flow of words; talking much and easily; talkative, glib, etc.
Of or like flowers
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  1. Of or like flowers
  2. Full of figurative and ornate expressions and fine words
  3. Of a speech or piece of writing: too complicated; elaborate; with grandiloquent expressions; bombastic; verbose.
(Informal) Inclined to chatter; talkative
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  1. (Informal) Inclined to chatter; talkative
  2. Tending to talk excessively; garrulous.
  3. Inclined to talk too much, especially about trivia.
Tending to loud, indiscreet, especially bragging, speech.
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  1. Tending to loud, indiscreet, especially bragging, speech.
  2. In the habit of talking in a loud, irritating, or indiscreet manner
(Of a person) Talkative or loquacious
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  1. (Of a person) Talkative or loquacious
  2. (Of a book etc) Containing a great deal of dialogue or talking in general
  3. Containing or given to too much talk:
Lacking substance; empty:
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  1. Lacking substance; empty:
  2. Like wind; stormy, blustery, violent, etc.
  3. Without substance; empty, flimsy, etc.
Alternative spelling of bigmouthed.
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Tending to blab or gossip a lot.
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Wordy or unclear:
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  1. Wordy or unclear:
  2. Using more words than are needed; long-winded; wordy
  3. Widely spread or scattered; not concentrated:
Speaking or writing at great, often tiresome length
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  1. Speaking or writing at great, often tiresome length
  2. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
  3. Capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
(Gram.) Formed with a particle or an auxiliary verb instead of by inflection (Ex.: the phrase did sing used for the inflected form sang)
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  1. (Gram.) Formed with a particle or an auxiliary verb instead of by inflection (Ex.: the phrase did sing used for the inflected form sang)
  2. (Grammar) Constructed by using an auxiliary word rather than an inflected form; for example, of father is the periphrastic possessive case of father but father's is the inflected possessive case, and did say is the periphrastic past tense of say but said is the inflected past tense.
  3. Expressed in more words than are necessary.
Tediously prolonged; wordy:
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  1. Tediously prolonged; wordy:
  2. So wordy as to be tiresome; verbose
  3. Using more words than are necessary; long-winded
(Genetics) Made up of identical repeating nucleotide sequences that do not code for genes. Used of DNA.
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  1. (Genetics) Made up of identical repeating nucleotide sequences that do not code for genes. Used of DNA.
  2. (Brit.) Laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed
  3. Using more words than are needed; wordy
Using an excessive number of words.
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  1. Using an excessive number of words.
  2. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
  3. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.

Synonym Study

  • Redundant implies the use of unnecessary or repetitious words or phrases a redundant literary style
  • Diffuse suggests such verbosity and loose construction as to lose all force and sharpness a rambling, diffuse harangue
  • Prolix implies such a tiresome elaboration of trivial details as to be boring or dull his prolix sermons
  • Wordy is the general term implying the use of more words in speaking or writing than are necessary for communication a wordy document
  • Verbose suggests a wordiness that results in obscurity, tediousness, bombast, etc. a verbose acceptance speech
Find another word for verbose. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for verbose, like: fustian, wordy, prolix, tedious, tautologous, redundant, repetitious, circumlocutory, repetitive, periphrastic and abounding in tautology.