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
I shall want the rest to lengthen out the 9th for which the business with Burgundy affords not enough materials. prolixity is always bad.
I fancy, though, that I have said too much about him already, and my prolixity is the more uncalled for as he is not the hero of my story.
But he often takes a false measure of their importance; and his superfluous prolixity is disagreeably balanced by his unseasonable brevity.] 66 Chishull, a curious traveller, has remarked the breadth of the Danube, which he passed to the south of Bucharest near the conflux of the Argish, (p. 77.)
The poem was reduced to twelve cantos, all its so-called prolixity was eliminated and it was revised in accordance with eighteenth century taste and made "reasonable and elegant".
-- Forgive my prolixity, which is yet too brief for all I could wish to say.
Can you imagine if every sign accommodated this kind of prolixity?
The 'prolixity' of descriptions of experiments and the detailed, naturalistic illustrations that went into the society's publications aimed to create the impression of verisimilitude.
It has not the prolixity which is so common a fault of apocalyptic commentators.
That may have something to do with Ms. Oates's prolixity.
Peter Kemp further complains of the "pitiless prolixity" with which Aue tells his story and doubts "Aue's prodigious capacity to recall in profuse, minute detail all that was done and said ...."