drawn-out


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drawn-out

adj
protracted
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long′-drawn`-out′



adj.
lasting a very long time; protracted; drawn-out: a long-drawn-out story.
Often, long′-drawn′.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drawn-out - 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"
2.drawn-out - (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
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drawn-out

adjective
Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
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Translations

drawn-out

[drɔːnˈaʊt] adjprolungato/a
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