surplusage, verboseness, diffusion, tediousness, style, pleonasm, circumlocution, verbiage, prolixity, diffuseness, garrulity, logorrhea, redundance, garrulousness, long-windedness, wordage, words, periphrasis, excess, tautology, redundancy
talkativeness (part of speech: noun)
wordiness (part of speech: noun)
- His style, especially in his latter years, was rough, involved, uncongenial; often obscure from its very verbosity; and, when clear, fatiguing the reader by so thoroughly exhausting the subject as to leave nothing for him to do but read. - "Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland", Henry B. Stanton.
- Against all this mystification both of silence and verbosity Shaw has been a splendid and smashing protest. - "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
- But verbosity and want of unity are not the worst faults of this definition. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.