prolix

[proh-liks, proh-liks]
adjective
1.
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
2.
(of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prōlixus extended, long, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -lixus, akin to līquī to flow; see liquor

prolixity [proh-lik-si-tee] , prolixness, noun
prolixly, adverb
nonprolix, adjective
nonprolixly, adverb
nonprolixness, noun
nonprolixity, noun
overprolix, adjective
overprolixly, adverb
overprolixness, noun
overprolixity, noun
unprolix, adjective


1. prolonged, protracted. See wordy. 1, 2. verbose.
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prolix (ˈprəʊlɪks, prəʊˈlɪks)
 
adj
1.  (of a speech, book, etc) so long as to be boring; verbose
2.  indulging in prolix speech or writing; long-winded
 
[C15: from Latin prōlixus stretched out widely, from pro-1 + līquī to flow]
 
pro'lixity
 
n
 
pro'lixness
 
n
 
pro'lixly
 
adv

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prolix
1412, from O.Fr. prolixe (14c.), from L. prolixus "extended," lit. "poured out," from pro- "forth" + base of liquere "to flow" (see liquid).
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Example sentences
Narrative is a part of traditional modern dance, but the storytelling here was unclear and prolix.
Kushner's verbal fusillades begin to ring a tad prolix.
What might have been a brisk and brazen satire forms into a prolix and slow comedy mystery.
The heavies declaim prolix monologues on evil in a godless universe.
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