I'm looking for a word that means very wordy, but with a connotation opposite that of "verbose"

For example, the documentation was easy to follow, but ___ where it needed to be

Best I could come up with is descriptive. Any ideas on a better word?

  • For reference, there was an earlier similar question but it was closed. There is one answer. english.stackexchange.com/questions/438565/…
    – Stuart F
    Commented Aug 8, 2022 at 18:04
  • Are you looking for a term that is contrary to what is said or to compliment what was said?
    – Elliot
    Commented May 17 at 4:34
  • At the duplicate: 'disquisition' / 'comprehensive'. Commented May 17 at 16:36

3 Answers 3


You can say

The documentation was easy to follow, but comprehensive where it needed to be.

Lexico has


1 Including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something.


Thorough or exhaustive.

Thorough means

complete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial; performed or written with great care and completeness. (OxfordL)

Exhaustive is quite similar but an inch more intense, like nothing is left out, nothing else can be added on the subject. It means:

including or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive. (OxfordL)

  • an exhaustive study of the tax law (Cambridge)

Meticulous: detailed and attentive. Implies extra care, effort, thought was applied.

Exacting: accurate and careful about details that may have been otherwise overlooked

Or “meticulously detailed”

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