Definition of Lengthy

1. Adjective. Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted. "Protracted negotiations"

Exact synonyms: Drawn-out, Extended, Prolonged, Protracted
Similar to: Long
Derivative terms: Length, Lengthiness



Definition of Lengthy

1. a. Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like.

Definition of Lengthy

1. Adjective. long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lengthy

1. very long [adj LENGTHIER, LENGTHIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lengthy

lengthful
lengthier
lengthiest
lengthily
lengthiness
lengthinesses
lengthless
lengthly
lengthman
lengths
lengthscale
lengthscales
lengthsman
lengthways
lengthwise
lengthy (current term)
lenience
leniences
leniencies
leniency
lenient
leniently
lenients
lenified
lenifies
lenify
lenifying
leniment
leniments
leningradite

Literary usage of Lengthy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"lengthy became so firmly established in British usage during the 19th ... lengthy has continued to appear sporadically in books on usage (most of them ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"lengthy—contd. 1824 The Editor of the Onondaga Register says the jury had a ... Now, as this word (lengthy) is obviously either obsolete or of very recent ..."

3. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1913)
"lengthy Reply. —Stipends not Wanted Unless the Troops Are First Paid. ... The reply, though lengthy, is here reproduced almost entire, because it throws ..."

4. Prison Conditions in Egypt by Middle East Watch (Organization), Middle East Watch (Organization (1992)
"DAILY LOCK-DOWN • lengthy LOCK-DOWN OF SENTENCED SECURITY PRISONERS MEW also took complaints about lengthy periods of cell confinement from sentenced ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"Dodsley contributed a lengthy ' Description of the Leasowes' and a character of the poet. [Johnson's Lives of the Poets; Graves s Recollections of some ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"technically critical, while some were simply concise and very clear summaries of lengthy works. Taken collectively, they show better than any other of his ..."

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