long-windedness


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Synonyms for long-windedness

words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision

Synonyms for long-windedness

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Based on media reports of gaffes and long-windedness, I was fearful that Obama had made a mistake, which didn't bode well for the judgment issue.
Bush is annoyed at the long-windedness of his fellow leaders.
Although some long-windedness (these awards are presented by critics, after all) and ``thank you'' litanies inevitably occurred, intelligent appreciations and sublime humor dominated the event.
Every time Gray attempts to light the touch paper, the long-windedness and density of his screenplay extinguishes the flame.
This is not the jaunty Ovid famed for his urbane wit and occasional long-windedness.
But the current council, a few members excluded, has set a new standard for long-windedness, despite Mayor Jim Torrey's often heroic efforts to stem the ever-rising tide of words.
He tries to help, or at least give himself a forum for his own long-windedness.
I found the book labored and farfetched and strangely uncharacteristic of Hein in its long-windedness and directness.
Manoff, who apparently did not understand this, complained at length about the long-windedness of symposium participants who introduced their compositions.