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prolix

[ proh-liks, proh-liks ]
/ proʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪks /
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Definition of prolix

adjective
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
(of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.

OTHER WORDS FOR prolix

1 prolonged, protracted.
1, 2 verbose.
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Origin of prolix

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin prōlixus “extended, long,” equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -lixus, akin to līquī “to flow”; see liquor

synonym study for prolix

1. See wordy.

OTHER WORDS FROM prolix

pro·lix·i·ty [proh-lik-si-tee], /proʊˈlɪk sɪ ti/, pro·lix·ness, nounpro·lix·ly, adverbo·ver·pro·lix, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prolix

prolix
/ (ˈprəʊlɪks, prəʊˈlɪks) /

adjective
(of a speech, book, etc) so long as to be boring; verbose
indulging in prolix speech or writing; long-winded

Derived forms of prolix

prolixity or rare prolixness, nounprolixly, adverb

Word Origin for prolix

C15: from Latin prōlixus stretched out widely, from pro- 1 + līquī to flow
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