Definitions for long-winded

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. talking or writing at tedious length:

    long-winded speakers.

  2. ( of speech or writing) continued to a tedious length.

  3. able to breathe deeply; not tiring easily.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy(adj)

    using or containing too many words

    "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"


  1. long-winded(Adjective)

    Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.

    He launched into a long-winded discussion of the relative merits of asphalt and concrete.

  2. Origin: Figurative, from long + winded

Webster Dictionary

  1. Long-winded(adj)

    long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; as, a long-winded talker

Translations for long-winded

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.

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