What does the word prolix mean?

Usage examples for prolix

  1. Perhaps she expected some lack of composure in the girl, perhaps a more prolix acceptance of honourable amends; but this terse and serene amiability almost suggested indifference; and Virginia seated herself, not quite knowing how she liked it. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Naturally enough, therefore, the Autobiography is often prolix and lacking in proportion, often slack in style and, it must be confessed, tedious. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson