Share this entry

Share this page

prolix

Saltos de línea: pro¦lix
Pronunciación: /ˈprəʊlɪks
 
, prəˈlɪks
 
/

Definición de prolix en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy: he found the narrative too prolix and discursive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His argument is rather prolix - more so than my quotation shows.
  • The new work is far more prolix, diffuse, and ultimately self-indulgent.
  • Burns was an accomplished practitioner of quadruple-speak, the prolix art of sounding profound and saying nothing at great length.
Sinónimos
lengthy, long-winded, long-drawn-out, overlong, prolonged, protracted, interminable, laborious, ponderous, endless, unending, verbose, wordy, full of verbiage, verbal, diffuse, discursive, digressive, rambling, wandering, circuitous, meandering, maundering, periphrastic, circumlocutory
informal windy
rare ambagious, pleonastic, circumlocutionary, logorrhoeic

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French prolixe or Latin prolixus 'poured forth, extended', from pro- 'outward' + liquere 'be liquid'.

Derivados

prolixity

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈlɪksɪti/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • He was acutely aware of the problems of prolixity and worked hard to prune his original drafts, but his interest in minute analysis led inevitably to an expansive style.
  • Redundancy of subjects and prolixity of expression accompany the mammoth and tedious labours which otherwise are expounded with extraordinary effort and concentration.
  • The text exhibits a remarkable prolixity, considering that it is only 284 words long.

prolixly

2
adverbio

Definición de prolix en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Top searches

= trending
Palabra del día vicarious
Pronunciación: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…