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prolix

adjective uk   /ˈprəʊ.lɪks/ us    /ˈproʊ-/ formal disapproving
using too many words and therefore boring or difficult to read or listen to: The author's prolix style has done nothing to encourage sales of the book.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 冗長的, 囉唆的, 好長篇大論的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冗长的, 啰唆的, 好长篇大论的…
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