Monday, June 9, 2008

Word of the Week #6

prolix - [proh-liks, proh-liks] - adjective

Definition:
1. extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
2. (of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.

Usage:
1. Many of the passages in classic literature lean toward prolix description. Case in point: Moby Dick.
2. The TA in the chemistry lab is such a prolix person that it would be faster to just read the textbook a few times to try to understand the concepts.

Related forms: prolixity, prolixness (noun), prolixly (verb)

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