New word today. I came across it for the first time this week in an article about George The Poet in the Sunday Times Culture Magazine (15.02.15). A great word, I love it!
To have words in the palm of your hand, there’s real power…
(of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy.“he found the narrative too prolix and discursive”
synonyms: 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; Moreinformalwindy;rareambagious, pleonastic, circumlocutionary, logorrhoeic“his prolix speeches could often be tiresome”
late Middle English: from Old French prolixe or Latin prolixus ‘poured forth, extended’, from pro- ‘outward’ + liquere ‘be liquid’.