Meaning of prolixity

prolixity




If someone likes to talk but they’re really boring, they’ve got prolixity. It’s not something to be proud of.

Prolixity means about the same thing as long-windedness. If someone is yammering on and on and on — that’s an example of prolixity. Part of prolixity seems good: we’d all like to be able to put words together easily. On the other hand, none of us want to be boring. That’s a major downside to prolixity. Prolixity is similar to “wordiness” — using too many words, or too many long words — when a few would get the job done.

Definitions of prolixity
  1. noun

    boring verbosity

    synonyms:

    long-windedness, prolixness, windiness, wordiness

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    types:

    flatulence, turgidity, turgidness

    pompously embellished language
    type of:

    verboseness, verbosity

    an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

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