long-winded


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long-wind·ed

(lông′wĭn′dĭd, lŏng′-)
adj.
1. Wearisomely verbose: a long-winded speaker. See Synonyms at wordy.
2. Able to maintain breathing power during exertion: a long-winded swimmer.

long′-wind′ed·ly adv.
long′-wind′ed·ness n.

long-winded

adj
1. tiresomely long
2. capable of energetic activity without becoming short of breath
ˌlong-ˈwindedly adv
ˌlong-ˈwindedness n

long′-wind′ed



adj.
1. talking or writing at tedious length: long-winded speakers.
2. (of speech or writing) continued to a tedious length.
3. able to breathe deeply; not tiring easily.
[1580–90]
long′-wind′ed•ly, adv.
long′-wind′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.long-winded - using or containing too many wordslong-winded - 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"
prolix - 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"

long-winded

long-winded

adjective
Using or containing an excessive number of words:
Translations

long-winded

[ˈlɒŋˈwɪndɪd] ADJ [person] → prolijo; [speech, explanation] → prolijo, interminable

long-winded

[ˌlɒŋˈwɪndɪd] adj (speaker) → prolisso/a; (account, explanation) → interminabile

long1

(loŋ) adjective
1. measuring a great distance from one end to the other. a long journey; a long road; long legs.
2. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last. The book took a long time to read; a long conversation; a long delay.
3. measuring a certain amount in distance or time. The wire is two centimetres long; The television programme was just over an hour long.
4. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time. Will you be long?
5. reaching to a great distance in space or time. She has a long memory
adverb
1. a great period of time. This happened long before you were born.
2. for a great period of time. Have you been waiting long?
ˈlongways adverb
in the direction of the length. The planks had to go into the lorry longways.
ˌlong-ˈdistance adjective
long-distance races; a long-distance lorry-driver; a long-distance telephone call.
ˌlong-drawn-ˈout adjective
taking a needlessly long time. long-drawn-out discussions.
ˈlonghand noun
ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand.
long house
in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst North American Indians.
long jump
a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible.
long-playing record (usually abbreviated to LP)
a record which plays for a long time.
ˌlong-ˈrange adjective
1. able to reach a great distance. long-range rockets.
2. taking into consideration a long period of time. a long-range weather forecast.
ˌlong-ˈsighted adjective
having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly.
ˌlong-ˈsightedness noun
ˌlong-ˈsuffering adjective
patiently enduring a great deal of trouble.
ˌlong-ˈwinded adjective
(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.
as long as / so long as
1. provided only that. As/So long as you're happy, it doesn't matter what you do.
2. while; during the time that. As long as he's here I'll have more work to do.
before (very) long
soon. Come in and wait – he'll be here before long!
in the long run
in the end. We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual.
the long and the short of it
the whole story in a few words.
no longer
not now as in the past. This cinema is no longer used.
so long!
goodbye!.
References in classic literature ?
He sold a drug, pretending that it was an antidote to all poisons, and obtained a great name for himself by long-winded puffs and advertisements.
An hour and a half, perhaps an hour and three-quarters, if the doctor was long-winded, and then would begin again that active agony from which, even in the dull ache of the present, he shrunk as from the bite of fire.
These horses are principally of the pony breed; but remarkably stout and long-winded.
Long-winded treatises on the Buffy and Boodle question, showing how Buffy is immaculate and Boodle villainous, and how the country is lost by being all Boodle and no Buffy, or saved by being all Buffy and no Boodle (it must be one of the two, and cannot be anything else), are the staple of her reading.
I am Mentor--without being, I hope, quite so long-winded as that respectable philosopher.
John Grueby,' said the long-winded gentleman, in a tone of mild reproof, 'his lordship said Amen.
There no need 'a your wastin' your breath in long-winded arguments about this an' that an' th' other.
But before the Duke's somewhat long-winded series of questions had gone very far Mr.
The colonel is long-winded, but then I expect he's lonesome.
Are my long-winded sacrifices to the god of reason distasteful?
Great was the enjoyment the duke and duchess derived from the irritation the worthy churchman showed at the long-winded, halting way Sancho had of telling his story, while Don Quixote was chafing with rage and vexation.
He was so long-winded, I got awful tired, and, anyway, he was talking about things I couldn't understand, so I played tit-tat-x with one of the Markdale boys.