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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wordy \Word"y\, a. [Compar. Wordier; superl. Wordiest.] [1913 Webster]
Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal; as, a wordy war. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
Using many words; verbose; as, a wordy speaker. [1913 Webster]
Containing many words; full of words. [1913 Webster] We need not lavish hours in wordy periods. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wordy adj
1 use of more words than required to express an idea; "a wordy gossipy account of a simple incident"; "a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious" [syn: redundant]
2 using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes" [syn: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy] [also: wordiest, wordier]
wordier See wordy



  1. comparative of wordy
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