What does prolix mean?

Definitions for prolixproʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prolix.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolix

    prō′liks, adj. tedious: long and wordy: dwelling too long on particulars: (obs.) long.—adj. Prolix′ious (Shak.), dilatory, tedious.—ns. Prolix′ity, Prolix′ness.—adv. Prolix′ly. [Fr. prolixe—L. prolixuspro, forward, liqui, to flow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolix in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for prolix

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • prolixCatalan, Valencian
  • zdlouhavýCzech
  • weitschweifigGerman
  • sabidillo, chicharra, fastidioso, verboso, sabihondo, prolijo, pedanteSpanish
  • vaikeaselkoinen, pitkäpiimäinenFinnish
  • pédant, prolixe, raseur, abscons, fastidieux, abstrus, phraseur, savantasse, verbeux, cuistreFrench
  • liosta, màirnealach, fadalachScottish Gaelic
  • terjengős, hosszadalmasHungarian
  • prolisso, verboso, iperverboso, ridondanteItalian
  • 諄々しいJapanese
  • autakiMāori
  • преопширен, преречит, развлеченMacedonian
  • verbeus, zwammerig, wollig, langdradig, breedsprakigDutch
  • prolixoPortuguese
  • нудный, многословный, занудный, долгий, длительный, многоречивыйRussian
  • omständig, långtråkig, långrandigSwedish
  • mahabang talumpatiTagalog

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