English: what does prolix mean?

Tutoring English, new, short, descriptive words are welcome additions to the vocabulary. The tutor mentions prolix.

prolix: using more words than needed, in a clumsy way; overly long for its meaning.

The essay was prolix; the student had padded it to fill the word count.


Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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