from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
  • adj. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Using an excessive number of words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal.
  • adj. Using many words; verbose.
  • adj. Containing many words; full of words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to the use of many words; verbose.
  • Full of words; wordish.
  • Consisting of words; verbal.
  • An obsolete Scotch form of worthy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. using or containing too many words


From Middle English woordy, from Old English wordiġ ("wordy, verbose"), equivalent to word +‎ -y. Cognate with Icelandic orðigur ("wordy"). (Wiktionary)



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