2. Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; — applied to a speaker or writer.

Syn. — Long; diffuse; prolonged; protracted; tedious; tiresome; wearisome. — 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.

(Pro*lix"ious) a. Dilatory; tedious; superfluous. [Obs.] "Lay by all nicety, and prolixious blushes." Shak.

(Pro*lix"i*ty) n. [L. prolixitas: cf. F. prolixité.] The quality or state of being prolix; great length; minute detail; as, prolixity in discourses and writings. "For fulsomeness of his prolixitee." Chaucer.

Idly running on with vain prolixity.

(Pro*lix"ly), adv. In a prolix manner. Dryden.

(Pro*lix"ness), n. Prolixity. Adam Smith.

(Proll) v. t. [See Prowl.] [imp. & p. p. Prolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolling.] To search or prowl after; to rob; to plunder. [Obs.] Barrow.

(Proll), v. i. To prowl about; to rob. [Obs.] South.

Though ye prolle aye, ye shall it never find.
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