Definitions for prolixproʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

* Syn: See wordy.

Origin of prolix:

1375–1425; late ME < L prōlixus extended, long =prō-pro -1+-lixus, akin to līquī to flow; see liquor


Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolix(adj)

    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"


  1. prolix(Adjective)

    Tediously lengthy.

  2. prolix(Adjective)

    Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand.

  3. Origin: From prolixus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolix(adj)

    extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken; as, a prolix oration; a prolix poem; a prolix sermon

  2. Prolix(adj)

    indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer


  1. Prolix

    prottle is a chronic chorizo stroker, its not his fault... but its ruining his life


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