prolixity [ proh-lik-si-tee ]
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] .
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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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