diffuseness

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Verbosity
Nouns — diffuseness, expatiation, enlargement, expansion, development, dilation, dilating; verbosity, loquacity; peroration, repetition; pleonasm, exuberance, redundance, thrice-told tale; prolixity, circumlocution; penny-a-lining; richness.
Verbs — be diffuse, be loquacious, run on, descant, expatiate, enlarge, dilate, expand; harp upon, repeat, iterate, dwell upon, insist upon; digress, divagate, maunder, ramble, beat about the bush, perorate, enlarge or expand [up]on, flesh out, verbalize.
Adjectives — diffuse, profuse, wordy, verbose, prolix; copious, exuberant, pleonastic, longwinded, desultory, long-drawn-out, spun out, protracted; maundering, digressive, discursive, rambling, episodic; circumlocutory, periphrastic, roundabout; flatulent, frothy. Informal, windy.
Adverbs — diffusely, redundantly, etc., at large, in extenso, at length, ad nauseam.
Antonyms, see taciturnity.
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision: diffusion, long-windedness, pleonasm, prolixity, redundancy, verbiage, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordiness. See EXCESS, STYLE, WORDS.

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  • diffuseness — noun see diffuse I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • diffuseness — noun a) The state or quality of being diffuse. b) The result or product of being diffuse …   Wiktionary

  • diffuseness — n. state of being diffused or spread out, scattering; rambling, wordiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diffuseness — dif·fuse·ness …   English syllables

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  • pleonasm — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. redundance, verbosity, diffuseness, tautology, superfluity, circumlocution, wordiness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. redundancy, verbiage, circumlocution; see repetition , wordiness . III (Roget s Thesaurus …   English dictionary for students

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