/veuhr bos"i tee/, n.
the state or quality of being verbose; superfluity of words; wordiness: His speeches were always marred by verbosity.
[1535-45; < LL verbositas. See VERBOSE, -ITY]
Syn. prolixity, redundancy, turgidity.
Ant. terseness, pithiness.

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