prolix


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pro·lix

 (prō-lĭks′, prō′lĭks′)
adj.
1. Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript.
2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. See Synonyms at wordy.

[Middle English, from Old French prolixe, from Latin prōlixus, poured forth, extended.]

pro·lix′i·ty (-lĭk′sĭ-tē) n.
pro·lix′ly adv.

prolix

(ˈprəʊlɪks; prəʊˈlɪks)
adj
1. (of a speech, book, etc) so long as to be boring; verbose
2. indulging in prolix speech or writing; long-winded
[C15: from Latin prōlixus stretched out widely, from pro-1 + līquī to flow]
proˈlixity, proˈlixness n
proˈlixly adv

pro•lix

(proʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪks)

adj.
1. extended to unnecessary or tedious length; long and wordy.
2. (of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prōlixus extended, long =prō- pro-1 + -lixus, akin to līquī to flow; see liquor]
pro•lix′i•ty, pro•lix′ness, n.
pro•lix′ly, adv.
syn: See wordy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prolix - tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"
voluble - marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"

prolix

adjective
Using or containing an excessive number of words:
Translations
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prolix

[ˈprəʊlɪks] ADJprolijo

prolix

prolix

[ˈprəʊlɪks] adj (frm) → prolisso/a
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This, in fact -- a desire to put myself in my true position as editor, or very little more, of the most prolix among the tales that make up my volume -- this, and no other, is my true reason for assuming a personal relation with the public.
As there was full an hour and a half between me and daylight, I dozed again; now, waking up uneasily, with prolix conversations about nothing, in my ears; now, making thunder of the wind in the chimney; at length, falling off into a profound sleep from which the daylight woke me with a start.
All that I have said to thee so far, Anselmo, has had reference to what concerns thee; now it is right that I should say something of what regards myself; and if I be prolix, pardon me, for the labyrinth into which thou hast entered and from which thou wouldst have me extricate thee makes it necessary.
He secured silence, at the outset, by a humorous allusion to the prolix speaker who had preceded him.
As they were, like some other committees, extremely dull and prolix in debate, this history may pursue the footsteps of Newman Noggs; thereby combining advantage with necessity; for it would have been necessary to do so under any circumstances, and necessity has no law, as all the world knows.
But the poem, though in its final state prolix and structurally formless, exhibits great power not only of moral conviction and emotion, but also of expression--vivid, often homely, but not seldom eloquent.
Common men are apologies for men; they bow the head, excuse themselves with prolix reasons, and accumulate appearances because the substance is not.
Some readers may, perhaps, be pleased with these minute circumstances, in relating of which we follow the example of Plutarch, one of the best of our brother historians; and others, to whom they may appear trivial, will, we hope, at least pardon them, as we are never prolix on such occasions.
The manner is indifferent," interrupted Inez, too anxious to await the prolix explanations of the old man; "why is the visit made?
Thus, in a prolix, gently-growling, foolish way, did Plornish turn the tangled skein of his estate about and about, like a blind man who was trying to find some beginning or end to it; until they reached the prison gate.
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