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(lông′wĭn′dĭd, lŏng′-)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long-windedness - boring verbosity
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
turgidity, turgidness, flatulence - pompously embellished language


Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
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Smiling, fully conscious of his long-windedness, like after finishing a saxophone solo, what they call "writing a letter," Joe returned to the reality of the car, released the steering wheel with his right hand and caressed her arm.
There's no preamble, no long-windedness, no beating around the bush.
7) In 1805 Scott could not rely on the indulgence of an extensive and loyal readership towards the apparent long-windedness of an eminence grise of literature, who was recounting his personal engagement with his texts and making opportunities by the way to tell one more story.
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Heavily into death, drear and long-windedness, one had to admire further solo efforts by soprano Narucki.
A British nobleman, Lord Birkett, known for his long-windedness, once said: "I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking.
When such insights occasionally emerge--such as when Downey quotes a friend of Perkins' as saying the labor secretary "was particularly easy to pick on, being easily agitated and not too tactful" or reveals that Perkins' fellow Cabinet members were put off by her long-windedness at meetings--they come as a surprise.
He also increasingly offered a contrast to Gorbachev's long-windedness and inclination to vacillate.
Homeboy definitely needed an editor to stem his long-windedness.
44) The particular joke about Stertinius, I am suggesting, is not necessarily that he himself is snoring, but rather that his long-windedness has the effect of making his listeners resort to snoring.
There too long-windedness is the rule, and I've watched French meteo channels that ape the American ones, which launched a trend of divagating endlessly (armed with satellite diagrams) about rain in the south, fair skies to the north, etc.
As he showed two seasons back at the same venue with his staging of "Seven Guitars," actor-turned-director Ruben Santiago-Hudson is a skilled and sensitive guide of the large cast, helping to counter a certain long-windedness and locate the universal themes in this overstuffed but affecting play about three generations of a black family in small-town Pennsylvania.