long-winded ADJECTIVE 1) tediously lengthy. 2) archaic capable of doing something for a long time without becoming breathless.

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  • Long-winded — Long wind ed, a. 1. Long breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; as, a long winded talker. [1913 Webster] A tedious, long winded harangue. South. [1913 Webster] 2. using or containing too many words; as, long winded (or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-winded — long wind|ed [ˌlɔŋ ˈwındıd US ˌlo:ŋ ] adj 1.) continuing to talk for too long or using too many words in a way that is boring ▪ His speeches tend to be rather long winded. 2.) if a way of doing something is long winded, it is very complicated ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-winded — long windedly, adv. long windedness, n. /lawng win did, long /, adj. 1. talking or writing at tedious length: long winded after dinner speakers. 2. continued to a tedious length in speech or writing: another of his long winded election speeches.… …   Universalium

  • long-winded — speech or writing continues for too long in a way that is boring. She launched into a long winded explanation of how she d found the books and I m afraid I didn t really listen …   New idioms dictionary

  • long-winded — long′ wind′ed adj. 1) talking or writing at tedious length: long winded speakers[/ex] 2) (of speech or writing) continued to a tedious length 3) able to breathe deeply; not tiring easily • Etymology: 1580–90 long′ wind′ed•ly, adv. long′… …   From formal English to slang

  • long-winded — [lôŋ′win′did] adj. 1. capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath 2. a) speaking or writing at great, often tiresome length b) tiresomely long: said of a speech, writing, etc. long windedly adv. long windedness n …   English World dictionary

  • long-winded — (adj.) also longwinded, 1580s, given to lengthy speeches, from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + WIND (Cf. wind) (n.) in the secondary Middle English sense breath in speaking (early 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • long-winded — index flatulent, loquacious, profuse, prolix, turgid, voluble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • long-winded — [adj] wordy bombastic, chatty*, gabby*, garrulous, loquacious, palaverous, prolix, rambling, talkative, verbose, voluble; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • long-winded — ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) If you describe something that is written or said as long winded, you are critical of it because it is longer than necessary. The manifesto is long winded, repetitious and often ambiguous or poorly drafted …   English dictionary

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