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lasting

adjective
     
last‧ing [usually before noun]
strong enough, well enough planned etc to continue for a very long time [= long-lasting]:
The reforms will bring lasting benefits.
Their generosity made a lasting impression on me.
a solution that would bring lasting peace
WORD FOCUS: long WORD FOCUS: long
continuing for a long time: lengthy

continuing for much too long: interminable, marathon, endless, long-winded, long-drawn-out, protracted

continuing for a long time and not changing: permanent, lasting, lifelong

when feelings last for a long time: lingering, abiding, enduring, lasting


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