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 windy) speakers.

Syn: tedious, verbose, windy, wordy. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Long"-wind"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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