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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protractedadjective

    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"

  2. drawn-outadjective

    (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels


  1. drawn-outadjective

    Protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary.

Anagrams for drawn-out »

  1. untoward

  2. outdrawn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawn-out in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawn-out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of drawn-out in a Sentence

  1. Debra DeShong:

    The Federal Court is an appropriate venue for these cases and provides those affected with the opportunity for a timely resolution, years of drawn-out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing.

  2. Bob Litterman:

    I think investors have been expecting the response to climate change to be a relatively long, drawn-out affair as it has been so far, i would say, 'No.'.

  3. Wolf Blitzer:

    It wasn't drawn out, it wasn't like 10 years later, the U.S. is still involved in Iraq, 10 years later the U.S. is still involved in Afghanistan. It was get the job done, do it quickly, use overwhelming power, then come home.

  4. Ray Attrill:

    This seems to be the first step on the road in what is going to be a long drawn out process, if there appears to be a genuine intent on both sides to use this summit as a platform for a serious negotiation of a peace treaty, I guess that's what success would look like today.

  5. Todd Rosenbluth:

    The departure by Bill Gross continues to negatively impact Pimco Total Return, again, this is a slow, drawn-out bleed where institutions change managers after much debate. Outflows for Pimco are likely to continue in the months to come given decisions for some were put off from pension funds, foundations and endowments.

Images & Illustrations of drawn-out

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. jab
    • B. vigorish
    • C. elan
    • D. wavering

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