prolixity

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From Latin prōlixus (long, extended); from prolix +‎ -ity

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prolixity (countable and uncountable, plural prolixities)

  1. long-windedness, an excess of words
    • 1954, W Somerset Maugham, The World Over, The Collected Stories, volume 2, London: The Reprint Society, page 1268:
      Must I then for twenty-three mortal days endure the prolixity of that tedious woman?

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