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long-winded

adjective
     
long-wind‧ed
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:
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 also
long

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