adj. word·i·er, word·i·est
1. Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
2. Tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning.
Synonyms: wordy, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, verbose
These adjectives mean given to using or marked by the use of an excessive number of words: a wordy apology; a diffuse historical novel; a long-winded speaker; a prolix, tedious lecturer; verbose correspondence.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.