From Middle English wordy, woordi, from Old English wordiġ (“wordy, verbose”), equivalent to word + -y. Cognate with Icelandic orðigur (“wordy”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɝdi/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)di
wordy (comparative wordier, superlative wordiest)
- Using an excessive number of words.
- 1963, C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins, 2nd Revised edition, page 24:
- And wordy attacks against slavery drew sneers from observers which were not altogether undeserved. The authors were compared to doctors who offered to a patient nothing more than invectives against the disease which consumed him.
- The story was long and very wordy.
- See also Thesaurus:verbose
- See also Wikipedia:Wordy
using an excessive number of words
From Old English wordiġ; equivalent to word + -y.
- English: wordy
- “wō̆rdī, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 27 February 2020.