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Main Entry: wordy
Pronunciation: 'w&r-dE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): word·i·er; -est
Date: 12th century
1 : using or containing many and usually too many words
2 : of or relating to words : VERBAL
- word·i·ly /'w&r-d&-lE/ adverb
- word·i·ness /'w&r-dE-n&s/ noun
synonyms WORDY, VERBOSE, PROLIX, DIFFUSE mean using more words than necessary to express thought. WORDY may also imply loquaciousness or garrulity <a wordy speech>. VERBOSE suggests a resulting dullness, obscurity, or lack of incisiveness or precision <the verbose position papers>. PROLIX suggests unreasonable and tedious dwelling on details <habitually transformed brief anecdotes into prolix sagas>. DIFFUSE stresses lack of compactness and pointedness of style <diffuse memoirs that are so many shaggy-dog stories>.

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\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
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\ü\ as oo in loot
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\y\ as y in yet
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