long-windedness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long-windedness - boring verbosity
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
turgidity, turgidness, flatulence - pompously embellished language

long-windedness

noun
Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
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