As an adjective prolix
is tediously lengthy.
As a noun fustian is
a kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff.
* 1843, "Bossi—Necrologia G. C. Leonardo Sismondi.", vol. LXXII, issue CXLIV,
Tending to use big or obscure words, which few understand.
- People who have blamed [Jean Charles Léonard de] Sismondi as unnecessarily prolix cannot have considered the crowd of details presented by the history of Italy.
* (tediously lengthy) bombastic, long-winded, verbose, wordy
* See also
* (tediously lengthy) concise, terse
A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff.
A class of cloth including corduroy and velveteen.
Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech.
- Claudius has run his description into the most wretched fustian .
* Used in the sense of "pompous" since at least the time of . For this shift of meaning, compare bombast.