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length·y

 (lĕngk′thē, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
adj. length·i·er, length·i·est
1. Of considerable length, especially in time; extended: a lengthy convalescence.
2. Tediously long; drawn-out: a lengthy explanation.

length′i·ly adv.
length′i·ness n.

lengthy

(ˈlɛŋkθɪ; ˈlɛŋθɪ)
adj, lengthier or lengthiest
of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration
ˈlengthily adv
ˈlengthiness n

length•y

(ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-)

adj. length•i•er, length•i•est.
1. of great length; very long: a lengthy journey.
2. excessively long: a lengthy explanation.
[1680–90, Amer.]
length′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lengthy - relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

lengthy

adjective
1. protracted, long, prolonged, very long, tedious, lengthened, diffuse, drawn-out, interminable, long-winded, long-drawn-out, overlong, verbose, prolix the lengthy process of filling out forms

lengthy

adjective
1. Having great physical length:
2. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
Translations
مُطَوَّل، مُسْهَب
dlouhý
langtrukken
langdreginn
razvlečen
çok uzun

lengthy

[ˈleŋ(k)θɪ] ADJ (lengthier (compar) (lengthiest (superl)))
1. (= long-lasting) [war, illness, process] → largo, prolongado; [investigation] → largo, extenso
lengthy delaysretrasos mpl considerables
he still has a lengthy wait for his treatmentaún tiene que esperar mucho para su tratamiento
2. (= extensive) [article, speech, interview] → largo, extenso
3. (= long and boring) → interminable

lengthy

[ˈlɛŋθi] adj [process] → long (longue)before n [report, article] → long (longue)before n [period of time] → long (longue)before n
The announcement was followed by a lengthy period of silence → L'annonce fut suivie d'un long silence.

lengthy

adj (+er)sehr lang; (= dragging on)langwierig; speechausführlich, langatmig (pej); meeting, warlang andauernd; (= extensive) article, report, statementsehr umfangreich; interview, explanationsehr ausführlich; a lengthy prison sentenceeine lange or hohe Gefängnisstrafe; to have a lengthy wait for somethingsehr lange auf etw (acc)warten müssen

lengthy

[ˈlɛŋθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → lungo/a; (tedious) → interminabile

length

(leŋθ) noun
1. the distance from one end to the other of an object, period of time etc. What is the length of your car?; Please note down the length of time it takes you to do this.
2. a piece of something, especially cloth. I bought a (3–metre) length of silk.
3. in racing, the measurement from end to end of a horse, boat etc. He won by a length; The other boat is several lengths in front.
ˈlengthen verb
to make or become longer. I'll have to lengthen this skirt; The days are lengthening now that the spring has come.
ˈlengthways/ˈlengthwise adverb
in the direction of the length. She folded the towels lengthways.
ˈlengthy adjective
of great, often too great, length. This essay is interesting but lengthy.
at length
1. in detail; taking a long time. She told us at length about her accident.
2. at last. At length the walkers arrived home.
go to any lengths
to do anything, no matter how extreme, dishonest, wicked etc, to achieve a particular aim. She'd go to any lengths to get herself promoted.

lengthy

a. largo-a; prolongado-a.
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