use prolix in a sentence.
But "prolixity" does not mean using long words.
My understanding is that it was intended as a variation on "omit needless words," but that said, "prolixity" is technically the wrong word for that job (as prolixity is more concerned with total word count, and less with individual word choice).
David can be a bit prolix, but his essays are well researched and often capture nuance that would otherwise be lost by most writers.
For instance, Paul Graham personally hellbanned Maciej Ceglowski for calling Sebastian Marshall a "prolix douchebag".
He called Sebastian Marshall "a prolix douchebag" in a comment, got hellbanned for it and promptly left when he realized it.
Just to make my last paragraph a little clearer, I find that, while Java's prolixity hides (buries in mountains of syntax) the intent of the programmer, Ruby's flexibility hides a significantly useful amount of implementation information in order to make intent more obvious.
He called Sebastian prolix for writing a long post.
It's funny; my fourth-grade English teacher had a sign on her wall that read "Eschew prolixity.
What a prolix pile of raw, unthinking emotion.
The HN link to jcs's story:tptacek's comment also mentions another hellban tragedy: 'Paul Graham personally hellbanned Maciej Ceglowski for calling Sebastian Marshall a "prolix douchebag".
The downside is obviously the prolixity.