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prolix

pro·lix

prolix

 
 
pronunciation:
pro lIks [or] pro lihks
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: wordy and boringly long.
I skipped over the more prolix descriptive passages.
synonyms:
garrulous, long-winded, verbose
similar words:
dreary, dry, lengthy, long, loquacious, pleonastic, rambling, repetitious, tedious, wordy
definition 2: inclined to lengthy speech or writing.
synonyms:
long-winded, verbose
similar words:
garrulous, loquacious, rambling, talkative, wordy
derivations: prolixly (adv.), prolixity (n.)