Origin of prolix
Examples from the Web for prolixity
His prolixity we can overlook, but we have difficulty in pardoning the questionable taste of certain portions of his book.
It is not for the likes of you, however, to hurl accusations of prolixity!The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
But you are exhausted and weary with the prolixity of my reasoning, and look for relief from the harmony of my verse.Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'|Geoffrey Chaucer
Destiny amazes us by a prolixity of unbearable suffering; who then can wonder that the old are garrulous?The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
He also included dialogues in his work, and was attacked on account of their prolixity.
British Dictionary definitions for prolixity
Word Origin for prolix
Word Origin and History for prolixity (1 of 2)
late 14c., from Old French prolixité "verbosity" (13c.), from Latin prolixitatem (nominative prolixitas), from prolixus (see prolix).