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Word of the Day 06/11/21 Prolixity

Prolixity (noun)
prolixity [ proh-lik-si-tee ]


noun
1. the state or quality of being unnecessarily or tediously wordy; verbosity: The book offers food for thought but, for all its prolixity, fails to effectively explain what is at the core of irony as a rhetorical strategy.
2. a tendency to speak or write at great or tedious length: As a communicator, the official suffers from a lethal mix of ailments: terminal prolixity, rampant hyperbole, and a preference for bureaucratic jargon.

Rarely pro·lix·ness [proh-liks-nis] .

OTHER WORDS FROM PROLIXITY
o·ver·pro·lix·i·ty, noun

WORDS RELATED TO PROLIXITY
diffusion, rhetoric, redundancy, garrulity, copiousness, verbosity, circumlocution, diffuseness, verboseness, verbiage, loquacity, pleonasm, repetition, logorrhea, tautology, windiness, long-windedness, loquaciousness, redundance, wordage

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Origin: 15th century

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