time-consuming
adjective Date: 1600 1. using or taking up a great deal of time <
time-consuming chores
>
2. wasteful of time <
time-consuming tactics
>

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  • time-consuming — UK US /ˈtaɪmkənˌsjuːmɪŋ/ adjective ► taking a lot of time to do or complete: »Commuting by car nowadays is much more time consuming than it used to be. »Employment tribunals are time consuming and expensive. »a time consuming process/task/job …   Financial and business terms

  • time-consuming — [tīmkən so͞om΄iŋ, tīm kənsyo͞om΄iŋ] adj. using up much or too much time [a time consuming task] …   English World dictionary

  • time-consuming — time con.suming adj taking a long time to do ▪ a complex and time consuming process …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time-consuming — time con|sum|ing [ taım kən,sumıŋ ] adjective something that is time consuming takes a long time to do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time-consuming — also time consuming ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If something is time consuming, it takes a lot of time. It s just very time consuming to get such a large quantity of data... Starting a new business, however small, is a time consuming… …   English dictionary

  • time-consuming — adjective taking a long time to do: an expensive, complex, and time consuming process …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • time-consuming — UK / US adjective something that is time consuming takes a long time to do …   English dictionary

  • time-consuming — [ˈtaɪm kənˌsjuːmɪŋ] adj something that is time consuming takes a long time to do …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • time-consuming — adj. Time consuming is used with these nouns: ↑process, ↑task …   Collocations dictionary

  • time consuming — see time consuming …   English dictionary

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