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EtymologyEdit

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

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prolix (comparative more prolix, superlative most prolix)

  1. Tediously lengthy; verbose; dwelling on trivial details.
    • 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.
    • 2007, Nick Cave, We Call Upon The Author:
      Prolix! Prolix! Nothing a pair of scissors can't fix!
  2. (obsolete) Long; having great length.

SynonymsEdit

  • (tediously lengthy): For semantic relationships of this term, see verbose in the Thesaurus.

AntonymsEdit

  • (tediously lengthy): For semantic relationships of this term, see concise in the Thesaurus.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin prōlixus (courteous, favorable).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. prolix