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prolix

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prolix

  1. using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners Synonyms of prolix circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, wordy, rambling, verbose, windyWords Related to prolix chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin)Near Antonyms of prolix brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippyAntonyms of prolix compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse

Synonym Discussion of prolix

wordy, verbose, prolix, diffuse mean using more words than necessary to express thought. wordy may also imply loquaciousness or garrulity.
    • a wordy speech
verbose suggests a resulting dullness, obscurity, or lack of incisiveness or precision.
    • the verbose position papers
prolix suggests unreasonable and tedious dwelling on details.
    • habitually transformed brief anecdotes into prolix sagas
diffuse stresses lack of compactness and pointedness of style.
    • diffuse memoirs that are so many shaggy-dog stories

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