adjective \prō-ˈliks, ˈprō-(ˌ)\

: using too many words

Full Definition of PROLIX

:  unduly prolonged or drawn out :  too long
:  marked by or using an excess of words
pro·lix·i·ty \prō-ˈlik-sə-tē\ noun
pro·lix·ly adverb

Examples of PROLIX

  1. The speech was unnecessarily prolix.
  2. <a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners>

Origin of PROLIX

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French prolix, from Latin prolixus extended, from pro- forward + liquēre to be fluid — more at liquid
First Known Use: 15th century


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