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prolix

/pɹoʊˈlɪks/

Adjective
1. Tediously lengthy.
2. Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand.
[Source: Wiktionary]

tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
[Source: WordNet]


The trial judge erred in allowing Crown counsel's cross-examination, which was prolix and insulting and deprived the appellant of a fair trial... Link

His prolix apologies for not doing all the right things are more plaintive than whiny. Link

In its popular use, the adjective "rhetorical" has become a slur, conveying images of bombast and bloatedness. We are apt to associate it with the prolix statements of policy makers and the aureate pomposity of evangelists. Link

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