AskDefine | Define lengthy

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lengthy adj : 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" [syn: drawn-out, extended, prolonged, protracted] [also: lengthiest, lengthier]

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  1. long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension


  • French: long
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a mile long, boring, colossal, de longue haleine, dragging, drawn-out, dull, elongate, elongated, endless, extended, extensive, far-flung, far-reaching, fargoing, filled out, gangling, gangly, garrulous, giant, gigantic, interminable, lank, lanky, leggy, long, long-drawn-out, long-legged, long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, longish, longsome, loquacious, no end of, overlong, padded, prolix, prolonged, protracted, rangy, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, spun-out, statuesque, talkative, tall, tedious, unrelenting, verbose, windy, without end, wordy
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