from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript.
- adj. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. See Synonyms at wordy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tediously lengthy.
- adj. Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken
- adj. Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long; extended.
- Of long duration.
- Long and wordy; extending to a great length; diffuse: as, a prolix oration or sermon.
- Indulging in lengthy discourse; discussing at great length; tedious: as, a prolix speaker or writer.
- Synonyms Long, lengthy, wordy, long-winded, spun out, prolonged.
- Tiresome, wearisome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
Middle English, from Old French prolixe, from Latin prōlixus, poured forth, extended.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prōlixus ("courteous, favorable"). (Wiktionary)