Superfluous vs Verbose - What's the difference?

superfluous | verbose |


As adjectives the difference between superfluous and verbose

is that superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient while verbose is abounding in words, containing more words than necessary long winded, or windy.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

superfluous

English

Adjective

(-)
  • In excess of what is required or sufficient.
  • With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .

    Synonyms

    * excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant

    Coordinate terms

    * gratuitous

    verbose

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * wordy * long-winded * See also

    Antonyms

    * concise * terse

    Anagrams

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