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adjective as in wordy

adjective as in prolonged

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Or perhaps poetic justice demands that the life of an unstoppably prolix author be parceled out in multiple, overlapping volumes.

Glenn Greenwald is raising a stink about this in his usual prolix way, and so on and so on.

Wordplay Bradlee could be prolix or pithy, as suited his ends.

When they stopped for lack of breath, Master Baptist would ask questions, which usually called forth prolix replies.

It is prolix, and in many parts whimsical; but contains some of the boldest reasonings to be found in print.

I grant that they deck Nature with somewhat too prolix a grace; but is beauty always best seen in deshabille?

Baha's style is rhetorical, verbose, prolix, but with a certain strength.

This excuse may serve in lieu of a better for the somewhat prolix method in which these rules are presented.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prolix, such as: diffuse, lengthy, rambling, tedious, verbose, and windy.

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