longsome
adjective Date: before 12th century tediously long • longsomely adverblongsomeness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Longsome — Long somea. [AS. langsum.] Extended in length; tiresome. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. Prior. {Long some*ness}, n. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longsome — [lôŋ′səm] adj. [ME langsum < OE < lang, LONG1 + sum, SOME1] Dial. lengthy; overly long; tedious …   English World dictionary

  • longsome — longsomely, adv. longsomeness, n. /lawng seuhm, long /, adj. tiresomely long; so protracted as to weary or cause boredom. [bef. 900; ME, OE longsum, langsum. See LONG1, SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • longsome — adjective /ˈlɒŋsəm/ Long lasting, lengthy …   Wiktionary

  • longsome — long·some …   English syllables

  • longsome — long•some [[t]ˈlɔŋ səm, ˈlɒŋ [/t]] adj. tiresomely long • Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE longsum, langsum. See long I, some I long′some•ly, adv. long′some•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • longsome — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Longsomeness — Longsome Long somea. [AS. langsum.] Extended in length; tiresome. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. Prior. {Long some*ness}, n. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffuseness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Diffuseness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 diffuseness diffuseness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 dilating dilating &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 verbosity verbosity verbiage …   English dictionary for students

  • longsomely — adverb see longsome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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