The speaker waited patiently while listening to the prolix introduction.
An example of something prolix is a long-winded introduction to a speaker; a prolix introduction.
- so wordy as to be tiresome; verbose
- using more words than are necessary; long-winded
Origin of prolixMiddle English prolixe from Classical Latin prolixus, extended, prolix from pro-, forth + base of liquere, to flow: see liquid
- Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript.
- Tending to speak or write at excessive length. See Synonyms at wordy.
Origin of prolixMiddle English from Old French prolixe from Latin prōlixus poured forth, extended
(comparative more prolix, superlative most prolix)
From Latin prÅlixus (“courteous, favorable").