- Antonyms of VERBOSE:
- concise, laconic, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn, brief, short, aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious, compendious, summary, abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened, abrupt, blunt, brusque, curt, snippy, compact, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse.
- Examples of usage:
It took the united and verbose efforts of Messrs.
"Dialstone Lane, Part 2.",W.W. Jacobs.
Johnson's way of saying this is pompous and rather absurd; but it is not verbose.
"Dr. Johnson and His Circle",John Bailey.
Two cruel and loathsome parodies follow: Wouther the city marshal broke his leg and an Elegy on My Tom Cat, which, it is claimed, are less nonsensical, verbose and inflated than Adonais.
"Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats",Barnette Miller.
- It took the united and verbose efforts of Messrs.
- denial, objection, prevention, refusal, resistance.