Vocabulary vs Verbiage - What's the difference?

vocabulary | verbiage |


As nouns the difference between vocabulary and verbiage

is that vocabulary is a usually alphabetized and explained collection of words eg of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning while verbiage is overabundance of words.

vocabulary

English

Noun

(vocabularies)
  • A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.
  • The collection of words a person knows and uses.
  • My Russian vocabulary is very limited.
  • The stock of words used in a particular field.
  • The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.
  • The words of a language collectively.
  • The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.
  • A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques
  • Derived terms

    * defining vocabulary * controlled vocabulary * extended vocabulary

    Coordinate terms

    * dictionary * lexicon * wordhoard (obsolete)

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    verbiage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Overabundance of words
  • (US) The manner in which something is expressed in words;
  • use concise military verbiage – Usage note: because of the pejorative connotation of the primary definition of "verbiage" it is preferred to use "diction," "phrasing," etc. to describe the manner in which something is expressed in words.