1. an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

    Synonyms : verboseness
    Type Of : expressive style, style


  1. using or containing too many words

    Synonyms : long-winded, tedious, windy, wordy
    Examples :
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods


  1. unwillingness to tell lies

    Antonyms : mendacity
    Type Of : truthfulness


  1. easily excused or forgiven

    Synonyms : excusable, forgivable
    Examples :
    • a venial error
  2. warranting only temporal punishment

    Synonyms : minor
    Examples :
    • venial sin


  1. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    Synonyms : fear, revere, reverence
    Type Of : esteem, value, prise, prize, respect
    Examples :
    • We venerate genius


  1. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : facing
    Type Of : coat, coating
  2. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

    Synonyms : veneering
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. cover with veneer

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • veneer the furniture to protect it


  1. capable of being corrupted

    Synonyms : bribable, corruptible, dishonest, purchasable
    Examples :
    • a venal police officer


  1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Synonyms : fierce, tearing, trigger-happy, violent
    Examples :
    • vehement dislike
  2. characterized by great force or energy

    Examples :
    • vehement deluges of rain
    • vehement clapping
    • a vehement defense


  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
  2. intensity or forcefulness of expression

    Synonyms : emphasis
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
    Examples :
    • the vehemence of his denial


  1. having a variety of colors

    Synonyms : varicolored, varicoloured