- Prolixity Pro*lix"i*ty, n. [L. prolixitas: cf. F.
The quality or state of being prolix; great length; minute
detail; as, prolixity in discourses and writings. ``For
fulsomeness of his prolixitee.'' --Chaucer.
Idly running on with vain prolixity. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Prolixity — (from Latin prolixus , extended, also called verbosity and garrulousness) in language refers to speech or writing which uses an excess of words. Adjectival forms include prolix, verbose, and garrulous.Prolixity can also be used to refer to the… … Wikipedia
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