Synonyms for (adjective) prolix

Synonyms: prolix

Definition: tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

Usage: editing a prolix manuscript; a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know

Similar words: diffuse

Definition: lacking conciseness

Usage: a diffuse historical novel


Similar words: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy

Definition: using or containing too many words

Usage: long-winded (or windy) speakers; verbose and ineffective instructional methods; newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials; proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes


Similar words: verbal

Definition: prolix

Usage: you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal- Shakespeare


Similar words: redundant, pleonastic, tautologic, tautological

Definition: repetition of same sense in different words

Usage: `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions; the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological; at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition- J.B.Conant