Verbiage meaning

vûrbē-ĭj, -bĭj
Verbiage is an excess of words to express what is meant.

An example of verbiage is the language Shakespeare used in his written work.

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Overabundance of words.
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An excess of words beyond those needed to express concisely what is meant; wordiness.
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Style of expression; diction.
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(US) The manner in which something is expressed in words;

Use concise military verbiage - G.S. Patton Usage note: because of the pejorative connotation of the primary definition of "verbiage" it is preferred to use "diction," "phrasing," etc. to describe the manner in which something is expressed in words.

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An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
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The manner in which something is expressed in words.

Software verbiage.

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Origin of verbiage

  • French from Middle French verbier to warble, twitter, prattle (variant of earlier verboier) (Old French guerbler to sing in a certain way (perhaps by using modulations) warble) -age n. suff. (influenced in sense by verbe word)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French verbiage

    From Wiktionary