Definition of Prolixness

1. Noun. Boring verbosity.

Exact synonyms: Long-windedness, Prolixity, Windiness, Wordiness
Generic synonyms: Verboseness, Verbosity
Specialized synonyms: Flatulence, Turgidity, Turgidness
Attributes: Concise, Prolix
Derivative terms: Long-winded, Prolix, Prolix, Windy, Wordy

Definition of Prolixness

1. n. Prolixity.

Definition of Prolixness

1. Noun. prolixity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prolixness

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prolixness (current term)
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Literary usage of Prolixness

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1. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1826)
"The editor will not be accused of superfluity or prolixness in this part of his work ; and his reasons for brevity are such as every person of similar ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1908)
"... caused much anguish of spirit and weary hours of study to beginners, largely through the prolixness and obscurity of the text-books used in the subject. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"PROLIXITY, (pro-liks'-e-te) ns Tedi- ousness ; tiresome length ; want of brevity. PROLIXLY, (pro-liks'-le) ad. At great length ; tediously. prolixness ..."

4. The Theory of Moral Sentiments: Or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the by Adam Smith (1817)
"It is unnecessary to take any pains to show how much this prolixness must enervate the eloquence of all modern languages. How much the beauty of any ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1849)
"It is unnecessary to say how much this prolixness must elevate the elegance of all modern language.'' He means by "elevate," not "heighten," but its ..."

6. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith (1853)
"It is unnecessary to take any pains to shew how much this prolixness must enervate the eloquence of all modern languages. How much the beauty of any ..."

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