Prolix definition

prō-lĭks, prōlĭks
Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand.
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The definition of prolix is someone or something that is too wordy.

An example of something prolix is a long-winded introduction to a speaker; a prolix introduction.

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Using more words than are necessary; long-winded.
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Tediously lengthy.
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Tediously prolonged; wordy.

Editing a prolix manuscript.

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Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
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So wordy as to be tiresome; verbose.
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Origin of prolix

  • Middle English from Old French prolixe from Latin prōlixus poured forth, extended

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prōlixus (“courteous, favorable").

    From Wiktionary