[ proh-lik-si-tee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Latin from Latin prōlixitās (inflectional stem prōlixitāt-) “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”
  • copiousness
  • long-windedness
  • loquaciousness
  • verbiage
  • verboseness
  • windiness
  • conciseness
a tendency to speak or write at great or tedious length
The professor's prolixity during the lecture made the class run over on time.
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