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WOTD - 25 June 2009    

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English

Etymology

From Latin prōlixus (long, extended).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɹəʊ.lɪks/
  • (US) IPA: /pɹoʊˈlɪks/

Adjective

prolix (comparative more prolix, superlative most prolix)

Positive
prolix

Comparative
more prolix

Superlative
most prolix

  1. Tediously lengthy.
    • 1843, "Bossi—Necrologia G. C. Leonardo Sismondi.", vol. LXXII, issue CXLIV, p. 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.
  2. Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand.

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