Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. long-windedness, an excess of words

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being prolix; great length; minute detail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being prolix; extension; length.
  • n. Lengthiness; minute and superfluous detail; tediousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. boring verbosity

Etymologies

From Latin prōlixus ("long, extended"); from prolix +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

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  • "'I am sorry you had to endure that fellow. It must have seemed very long.'

    "'The gentleman's second name is Prolixity.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 88

    March 6, 2008