Definitions for lengthyˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

length•yˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-(adj.)length•i•er, length•i•est.

  1. of great length; very long:

    a lengthy journey.

  2. excessively long:

    a lengthy explanation.

Origin of lengthy:

1680–90, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted(adj)

    relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

    "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lengthy(adjective)ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-

    very long

    a lengthy examination; Her speech was lengthy and boring.


  1. lengthy(Adjective)

    long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lengthy

    having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lengthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #926

Translations for lengthy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of great, often too great, length

This essay is interesting but lengthy.

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