1continuing to talk for too long or using too many words in a way that is boring:
His speeches tend to be rather long-winded.
2if a way of doing something is long-winded, it is very complicated:
The whole process is incredibly long-winded.
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 ➔ See alsolong
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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