prolix [proʊˈlɪks] a.
1.) Of long duration, lengthy, protracted.
2.) Of a speech or writing: extended to great length; long; lengthy. Usually with implication of excessive length: wordy, tedious.
3.) Of a person: Given to or characterized by tedious lengthiness in discourse or writing; long-winded.
4.) Long in measurement or extent. Now rare (O.E.D. 2nd Ed.).
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French prolixe, from Latin prolixus, poured forth, extended, from pro- + lixus, past participle of liquēre, to flow, to be liquid.
"The direct, didactic, systematising, brevity of Aristotle contrasts remarkably with the indirect and circuitous prolixity, the multiplied suggestive comparisons, the shifting points of view, which we find in Plato" (Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, George Grote, 1867).