Synonyms and related words:
all jaw, blah, broken-record, candid, chatty, communicative, conversational, de longue haleine, de trop, diffuse, dispensable, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effusive, endless, everlasting, excess, expansive, expendable, expletive, extended, filled out, flip, fluent, frank, gabby, garrulous, gassy, glib, gossipy, gratuitous, gregarious, gushy, harping, humdrum, in excess, invariable, irksome, jog-trot, lengthy, long, long-drawn-out, long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, loquacious, monotonous, multiloquent, multiloquious, needless, newsy, nonessential, overtalkative, padded, pleonastic, prolonged, protracted, redundant, singsong, smooth, sociable, spare, spun-out, supererogatory, superfluous, talkative, talky, tautologic, tautologous, tedious, tiresome, to spare, treadmill, uncalled-for, unessential, uneventful, unnecessary, unneeded, unrelenting, unvarying, verbose, voluble, wearisome, windy, wordy

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Prolix — Pro*lix (?; 277), a. [L. prolixus extended, long, prolix, probably fr. pro before, forward + liqui to flow, akin to liquidus liquid; cf. OL. lixa water: cf. F. prolixe. See {Liquid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prolix — PROLÍX, Ă, prolicşi, xe, adj. (Despre vorbire, stil) Lipsit de concizie, prea complicat; (despre oameni) care se exprimă cu prea multe cuvinte (adesea inutile), confuz sau complicat. – Din fr. prolixe, lat. prolixus. Trimis de romac, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • prolix — [prō liks′, prō′liks΄] adj. [ME prolixe < L prolixus, extended, prolix < pro , forth + base of liquere, to flow: see LIQUID] 1. so wordy as to be tiresome; verbose 2. using more words than are necessary; long winded SYN. WORDY prolixity n.… …   English World dictionary

  • prolix — I adjective bombastic, boresome, boring, circumlocutory, copious, diffuse, discursive, drearisome, extended, full of verbiage, lengthy, long, long spun, long winded, longus, maundering, monotonous, padded, pleonastic, pleonastical, prolonged,… …   Law dictionary

  • prolix — early 15c., from O.Fr. prolixe (14c.), from L. prolixus extended, lit. poured out, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + base of liquere to flow (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prolix — *wordy, verbose, diffuse, redundant Analogous words: tedious, irksome, tiresome, wearisome: prolonged, protracted (see EXTEND): pleonastic, circumlocutory, redundant, tautological (see corresponding nouns at VERBIAGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prolix — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of speech or writing) tediously lengthy. DERIVATIVES prolixity noun prolixly adverb. ORIGIN Latin prolixus poured forth, extended …   English terms dictionary

  • Prolix — Liste des personnages d Astérix le Gaulois Voici la liste des personnages de la bande dessinée Astérix le Gaulois par René Goscinny et Albert Uderzo, classés par ordre alphabétique. Sommaire 1 Personnages du village 1.1 Abraracourcix 1.2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prolix — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French prolix, from Latin prolixus extended, from pro forward + liquēre to be fluid more at liquid Date: 15th century 1. unduly prolonged or drawn out ; too long 2. marked by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prolix — adjective /ˈpɹəʊ.lɪks,pɹoʊˈlɪks/ a) Tediously lengthy. 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. b) Tending to use large or… …   Wiktionary

  • prolix — See redundant. See redundant, superfluous, prolix …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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