lengthy

  • 1Lengthy — Length y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Lengthier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Lengthiest}.] Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like. Lengthy periods. Washington. Some lengthy additions.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2lengthy — ☆ lengthy [leŋk′thē, leŋ′thē ] adj. lengthier, lengthiest having length; long; esp., too long, or so long as to be tiresome [a lengthy voyage, a lengthy sermon] lengthily adv. lengthiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3lengthy — I (prolix) adjective digressive, discursive, garrulous, long winded, loquacious, talky, verbose II (prolonged) adjective elongated, extensive, far reaching, gaunt, lengthened, made to last, prosy, protracted, rangy, sesquipedalian, spare,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4lengthy — 1759, Amer.Eng., from LENGTH (Cf. length) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Until c.1840 always characterized in British English as an Americanism. Related: Lengthily; lengthiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5lengthy — [adj] extended diffuse, dragging, drawn out, elongate, elongated, interminable, lengthened, long, longish, long winded, overlong, padded, prolix, prolonged, protracted, tedious, tiresome, verbose, very long, wearisome, windy, wordy; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6lengthy — ► ADJECTIVE (lengthier, lengthiest) ▪ of considerable or unusual duration. DERIVATIVES lengthily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7lengthy — [[t]le̱ŋθi[/t]] lengthier, lengthiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use lengthy to describe an event or process which lasts for a long time. ...a lengthy meeting. ...the lengthy process of filling out passport application forms. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu …

    English dictionary

  • 8lengthy */ — UK [ˈleŋθɪ] / US adjective Word forms lengthy : adjective lengthy comparative lengthier superlative lengthiest long, often lasting for longer than you want or expect There is a lengthy and complicated application procedure. It s a fairly lengthy… …

    English dictionary

  • 9lengthy — length|y [ˈleŋθi] adj comparative lengthier superlative lengthiest [usually before noun] 1.) continuing for a long time, often too long ≠ ↑brief ▪ A lengthy period of training is required. ▪ An accident is causing some lengthy delays. 2.) a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10lengthy — length|y [ leŋθi ] adjective * long, often lasting for longer than you want or expect: There is a lengthy and complicated application procedure. It s a fairly lengthy report. After a lengthy period of negotiation, agreement was finally reached …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11lengthy — lengthily, adv. lengthiness, n. /lengk thee, leng , len /, adj., lengthier, lengthiest. 1. having or being of great length; very long: a lengthy journey. 2. tediously verbose; very long; too long: a lengthy speech. [1680 90, Amer.; LENGTH + Y1] * …

    Universalium

  • 12lengthy — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ Agreement was finally reached after very lengthy discussions …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13lengthy — adjective 1 continuing for a long time, often too long: a lengthy court trial 2 a speech, piece of writing etc that is lengthy is long and often contains too many details lengthiness noun (U) lengthily adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14lengthy — adjective 1) a lengthy civil war Syn: long, very long, long lasting, prolonged, extended; informal marathon Ant: short 2) lengthy discussions Syn: protracted, overlong …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15lengthy — length•y [[t]ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ , ˈlɛn [/t]] adj. length•i•er, length•i•est 1) of great length; very long: a lengthy journey[/ex] 2) excessively long: a lengthy explanation[/ex] • Etymology: 1680–90, amer. length′i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16lengthy — See lengthy, long …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17lengthy — [ˈleŋθi] adj continuing for a long time, especially for too long a lengthy period of negotiation[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18lengthy — adjective (lengthier; est) Date: 1689 1. protracted excessively ; overlong 2. extended, long • lengthily adverb • lengthiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19lengthy — adjective long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension …

    Wiktionary

  • 20lengthy — Synonyms and related words: a mile long, boring, colossal, de longue haleine, dragging, drawn out, dull, elongate, elongated, endless, extended, extensive, far flung, far reaching, fargoing, filled out, gangling, gangly, garrulous, giant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus