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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·lix /proˈlɪks, ˈpro(ˌ)/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·lix a.
 1. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken; as, a prolix oration; a prolix poem; a prolix sermon.
    With wig prolix, down flowing to his waist.   --Cowper.
 2. Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer.
 Syn: -- Long; diffuse; prolonged; protracted; tedious; tiresome; wearisome.
 Usage: -- Prolix, Diffuse. A prolix writer delights in circumlocution, extended detail, and trifling particulars. A diffuse writer is fond of amplifying, and abounds in epithets, figures, and illustrations.  Diffuseness often arises from an exuberance of imagination; prolixity is generally connected with a want of it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great
            length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix
            lecturer telling you more than you want to know" [ant: