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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Prolix (0.00918 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: prolix prolix adj : tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; “editing a prolix manuscript”; “a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know” [ant: concise]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Prolix 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 long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken; as, a prolix oration; a prolix poem; a prolix sermon. [1913 Webster] With wig prolix, down flowing to his waist. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer. [1913 Webster] Syn: Long; diffuse; prolonged; protracted; tedious; tiresome; wearisome. Usage: Prolix, Diffuse. A prolix writer delights in circumlocution, extended detail, and trifling particulars. A diffuse writer is fond of amplifying, and abounds in epithets, figures, and illustrations. Diffuseness often arises from an exuberance of imagination; prolixity is generally connected with a want of it. [1913 Webster]


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