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

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wordy (comparative wordier, superlative wordiest)

  1. 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.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English wordiġ; equivalent to word +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwurdiː/, /ˈwɔrdiː/, /ˈwɔːrdiː/

AdjectiveEdit

wordy

  1. (rare) wordy

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  • English: wordy

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