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Word of the Day – Prolixity

By June 10, 2024Word of the Day

Prolixity (noun)

prol-iks-it-ee

The state or quality of being unnecessarily or tediously wordy; verbosity.

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French prolixité “lengthiness, verbosity,” from Late Latin prōlixitāt- (inflectional stem prōlixitās ) “tedious length in speech or writing,” from Latin: “extension in time or space”

Example sentences

“Her patriotism knew no bounds, and her prolixity was much on the same scale.”

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