American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript.
- adj. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. See Synonyms at wordy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long; extended.
- Of long duration.
- Long and wordy; extending to a great length; diffuse: as, a prolix oration or sermon.
- Indulging in lengthy discourse; discussing at great length; tedious: as, a prolix speaker or writer.
- Synonyms Long, lengthy, wordy, long-winded, spun out, prolonged.
- Tiresome, wearisome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken
- adj. Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer.
- adj. tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
- From Latin prōlixus ("courteous, favorable"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French prolixe, from Latin prōlixus, poured forth, extended. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Thus "the beadle whipped the beggar," in prolix language might be expressed, the beadle with a whip struck in time past the beggar.”
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“Its narrative drags along and itsnarrator's language is leaden and unnecessarily prolix to theextent thatI mostly had to force myself to finish the book.”
“In fact, the distances she needs to bridge are far greater than Orwell's – Wigan miners weren't to old Etonians as hill tribes are to metropolitan Indians – and her writing is more prolix and melodramatic.”
“Subsequent to the allegations of research misconduct, his responses have been prolix, confusing, evasive and occasionally contradictory.”
“With more than 50 million Larsson books sold world-wide, publishers scrambled to anoint his literary heir—preferably a political and prolix Scandinavian.”
“Will Self indulged in a prolix exchange on the subject of branding; Mark Dolan of Balls of Steel hosted a chat show; and comedian Adam Riches challenged the crowd to Swingball.”
“There was no sporting reference in that primitive debutant issue of 25 October 1961 – six corny homemade pages printed on yellow paper – but over the following half-century the magazine has significantly cast its wittily baleful eye over the prolix and self-important pomposities of modern professional sport and thank heaven for it.”
“For these sceptics, the voluminous literature on the subject amounts to nothing more than a prolix reply to a simple question: "What will I drink with dinner tonight?”
“Everyone hates the prolix Gaddafi, particularly Arab despots who he routinely blasts as "old women in robes," "Zionist lackeys," and "cowards and thieves.”
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