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proʊˈlɪks, ˈproʊ lɪkspro·lix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolixadjective

    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. prolixadjective

    Tediously lengthy.

    Etymology: From prolixus.

  2. prolixadjective

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

    Etymology: From prolixus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolixadjective

    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. Prolixadjective

    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.]

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  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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  • prolixCatalan, Valencian
  • zdlouhavýCzech
  • weitschweifigGerman
  • verboso, prolijo, sabihondo, pedante, fastidioso, chicharra, sabidilloSpanish
  • pitkäpiimäinen, vaikeaselkoinenFinnish
  • savantasse, phraseur, abstrus, verbeux, fastidieux, abscons, raseur, cuistre, pédant, prolixeFrench
  • fadalach, màirnealach, liostaScottish Gaelic
  • hosszadalmas, terjengősHungarian
  • iperverboso, ridondante, prolisso, verbosoItalian
  • 諄々しいJapanese
  • autakiMāori
  • развлечен, преопширен, преречитMacedonian
  • breedsprakig, zwammerig, langdradig, wollig, verbeusDutch
  • prolixoPortuguese
  • длительный, нудный, долгий, многоречивый, занудный, многословныйRussian
  • långtråkig, omständig, långrandigSwedish
  • mahabang talumpatiTagalog
  • 冗长Chinese

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