Antonyms of adj concise

1 sense of concise

Sense 1
concise (vs. prolix) -- (expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation")

prolix (vs. concise) -- (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know")
        => diffuse -- (lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel")
        => long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy -- (using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes")
        => verbal -- (prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare)
        => pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological -- (repetition of same sense in different words; "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant)

Similarity of adj concise

1 sense of concise

Sense 1
concise (vs. prolix) -- (expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation")
       => aphoristic, apothegmatic, epigrammatic -- (terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction")
       => brief -- (concise and succinct; "covered the matter in a brief statement")
       => compendious, compact, succinct, summary -- (briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject")
       => crisp, curt, laconic, terse -- (brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand")
       => cryptic -- (having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note")
       => elliptic, elliptical -- (characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor)
       => pithy, sententious -- (concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen)
       => telegraphic -- (having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics")
          Also See-> taciturn#1

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