prolixity
[ proh-lik-si-tee ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Latin; from Latin prōlixitās "extension in space or time," a derivative of the adjective prōlixus "having extensive growth, luxuriant; tall, big; (of time) extended; (of people) generous, warm-hearted, liberal; (of writing) lengthy, detailed"
Synonyms
noun
copiousnesslong-windednessloquaciousnessverbiageverbosenesswindiness
Antonyms
noun
conciseness
Definition
nouna tendency to speak or write at great or tedious length
Examples
nounThe professor's prolixity during the lecture made the class run over on time.
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