- extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
- (of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.
Origin of prolix
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Related Words for prolixdiffuse, lengthy, rambling, tedious, verbose, windy, redundant, tiresome, wearisome, wordy, protracted
Examples from the Web for prolix
Contemporary Examples of prolix
Wordplay Bradlee could be prolix or pithy, as suited his ends.Dear Asshole: The Letters of Ben Bradlee From New Biography
May 12, 2012
Historical Examples of prolix
Forgive, most kind reader, the prolix fondness with which I linger on this theme.
To those who do not, I have been prolix without being profitable.
From this it will be seen that Sir James was a prolix rather than a clear thinker.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The inscription in which he describes the event is too prolix to be given here.Pagan and Christian Rome
Be brief in thy discourse, for what is prolix cannot be pleasing.Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- (of a speech, book, etc) so long as to be boring; verbose
- indulging in prolix speech or writing; long-winded