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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.
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
pro•lix(proʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪks)
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.
syn: See wordy.
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|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"