logorrhea, articulation, periphrasis, diction, voice, verboseness, diffusion, utterance, parlance, diffuseness, circumlocution, long-windedness, wordage, garrulousness, wording, redundancy, phrasing, words, formulation, garrulity, prolixity, statement
phrase (part of speech: noun)
locution, terminology, paragraph, maxim, proverb, euphemism, adage, metaphor, expression, catchphrase, motto, cliche, figure of speech, clause, phraseology, sentence, slogan, epigram, phrase, mannerism, idiom
wordiness (part of speech: noun)
- But if he forgets that he has substituted and simplified, he soon lapses into verbalism, and begins to talk about names regardless of objects. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
- While this operatic verbalism with its faults and merits cannot of course be assigned wholly to Peele, he seems to have been in the drama one of its earliest and most influential purveyors. - "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.
- I will not weary you with the verbalism, since you will be able to check it; the substance of my proclamation is this: I announce first that I have captured the English millionaire, the colossus of finance, Mr Samuel Harrogate. - "The Wisdom of Father Brown", G. K. Chesterton.