Perissology

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perissology Superfluity of words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perissology Needless amplification in writing or speaking; use of more words than are necessary or desirable; verbiage; verbosity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Perissology per-i-sol′ō-ji verbiage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. perissologia, Gr. ; odd, superfluous + discourse