Expatiate vs Verbose - What's the difference?
As a verb expatiate
is to range at large, or without restraint.
As an adjective verbose is
abounding in words, containing more words than necessary long winded, or windy.
To range at large, or without restraint.
* Alexander Pope
To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
- Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies.
- Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
* 2007 , Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 847)
*:“It can't fly,” he expatiated . “It can move forward only by hopping.”
(obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
- He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade.
Abounding in words, containing more words than necessary. Long winded, or windy.
(computing) Producing unusually detailed output for diagnostic purposes.
* 2001 , Richard Blum, Postfix (page 532)
- You should use verbose logging sparingly. Turning on verbose logging for every process would result in log files so large they would become useless.
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