Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being prolix; prolixity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prolixity.

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  • noun prolixity

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

  • noun boring verbosity

Etymologies

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prolix +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Related forms: prolixity, prolixness (noun), prolixly (verb)

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  • Rashi's style is unmistakable, and prolixness in a commentary attributed to him is proof against the alleged pater nity.

    Rashi

  • Leaving out all episodical matter, the leading narrative of the Epic forms about one-fourth of the work; and a complete translation even of this leading story would be unreadable, both from its length and its prolixness.

    Maha-bharata The Epic of Ancient India Condensed into English Verse

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