verbage vs verbiage : Common Errors in English

About verbage vs verbiage

There is no such thing as verbage. You think that you have written a remarkable essay but the reviewer of the essay thinks that it is too wordy and calls it pompous and evasive verbiage. What your reviewer is saying is that you are obfuscating with a profusion of words.

verbiage Meaning(s)

  • (n) overabundance of words
  • (n) the manner in which something is expressed in words

verbage in News

  • Former Cabell magistrate to replace Verbage-Spence

    A former Cabell County magistrate will return to the courthouse to replace Patty Verbage-Spence, who resigned from her magistrate position last month due to health issues.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

verbiage in News

  1. Morning photo: Eyecandy III

    Technicolor … FRISCO —Every now and then I get to post a short set of images that don’t really need a lot of verbiage …        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Summit County Citizens Voice

  2. Gothic Milwaukee: 10 great buildings

    One could expend a lot of verbiage on Gothic churches here, so to make sure this list of 10 great Gothic buildings in Milwaukee doesn't become a list of 10 Gothic churches in Milwaukee, I've limited myself to one house of worship. You may or may not agree about these buildings being the best examples of Gothic architecture in Milwaukee but you can't deny they are all landmarks and lovely ones at ...
    on June 9, 2013 Source:

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