wordiness


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

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So the audience is likely to tune out the wordiness, perhaps concluding that it is evasive.
His wordiness has been a cause for concern all season.
Clare's writing style is indicative of her attitudes and behavior: "too lavish in its wordiness, a shade too unreserved in its manner of its expression" (Larsen 2001, 212).
Nonetheless, he has a penchant for wordiness that makes some chapters--in particular the first few--almost impenetrable.
I've been reading a long book titled Brazil, by Errol Lincoln Uys, that has captured my interest despite its wordiness.
comma splices, the prosy wordiness, really--I think counter-points that
An online collaborative effort, the project aims to produce "a fully conservative translation of the Bible" that will avoid gender-inclusive language, favor conciseness over "liberal wordiness," use "conservative" terms like volunteer rather than comrade, and render "the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaning.
For example, in its "Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language," the American Psychological Association advises writers: "Just as you have learned to check what you write for spelling, grammar, and wordiness, practice reading over your work for bias.
2) To reduce wordiness, male pronouns are used throughout this article.
The experiments also explored whether the effects of training would generalize to other contexts and forms of wordiness: Would training help students eliminate wordiness from their own writing?
One phrase, "poor education on appropriate behavior" was dropped because of its wordiness and lack of clarity, and a total of 28 terms were retained for analysis and use in subsequent phases of the research.
Far more significant is the overall wordiness of articles.
When looking at the common elements in a list of colloquial words and phrases describing wordiness, many of them appear to be words usually associated with women and implying a wasting of words.