prolix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French prolixe, from Latin prōlixus (stretched out; courteous, favorable).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ.lɪks/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹoʊˈlɪks/
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Adjective[edit]

prolix (comparative more prolix, superlative most prolix)

  1. Tediously lengthy; dwelling on trivial details.
    Synonyms: verbose; see also Thesaurus:verbose
    Antonyms: see Thesaurus:concise
    • 1843, G. C. Leonardo Sismondi., “Bossi—Necrologia”, in The Quarterly Review[1], volume 72, number 144, page 333:
      People who have blamed [Jean Charles Léonard de] Sismondi as unnecessarily prolix cannot have considered the crowd of details presented by the history of Italy.
    • 2008, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis (lyrics and music), “We Call Upon The Author”, in Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:
      Prolix! Prolix! / Nothing a pair of scissors can't fix!
  2. (obsolete) Long; having great length.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōlixus (courteous, favorable). Compare Spanish prolijo.

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Adjective[edit]

prolix (feminine prolixa, masculine plural prolixos, feminine plural prolixes)

  1. prolix

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