Verbosity is a quality possessed by people who talk a lot while saying very little at all.

The root verb — also seen in verbal — is a clue this word has to do with talking. Specifically, verbosity is the quality of gabbing and blabbing at length. That might sound like a talent, and it sort of is, but usually the words are a bit empty. You could be accused of verbosity if you like to exaggerate or wax poetic. Most of the time, verbosity is empty talk — a whole lot of nothing dressed up in too many words.

Definitions of verbosity

n an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

a neatly short and concise expressive style
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verbalism, verbiage
overabundance of words
long-windedness, prolixity, prolixness, windiness, wordiness
boring verbosity
ambage, circumlocution, periphrasis
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
repetitiousness, repetitiveness
verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
using more words than necessary
flatulence, turgidity, turgidness
pompously embellished language
repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
useless repetition
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expressive style, style
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

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