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Definition of verbiage in English:
1Excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing: the basic idea here, despite all the verbiage, is simplethere is plenty of irrelevant verbiage
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•Corruption and tyranny both hide in irrelevant public verbiage.
•Dwarfed by the scope of the bill's radical changes, this bit of verbiage flew under the public's radar screen.
•Smiley says her first letters to the Times were edited heavily, with excess verbiage getting the knife.
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verbosity, verboseness, padding, wordiness, prolixity, prolixness, superfluity, redundancy, long-windedness, lengthiness, protractedness, discursiveness, expansiveness, digressiveness, convolution, circumlocution, circuitousness, rambling, wandering, meandering
British informal waffle, waffling, wittering, flannel
The way in which something is expressed; wording or diction
"we need to look at how the rule should be applied, based on the verbiage"
verbiage - definition
NOUN [UNCOUNTABLE] FORMAL /ˈvɜː(r)biɪdʒ/
written or spoken language that is long, boring, and unnecessary
From UK sites:
“There's far too much verbiage, both in the questions and answers at present. And that, surely, is something on which Mr Fergusson can act.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-v...
“Too much verbiage already on potential Super Dooper Tuesday outcomes: if you have limited time…” http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justi...
and as it seems to be synonymous with "wording" in AE that needs to be covered Siehe auch: ... mit der Muttermilch aufgesogen ...