Definition of overlong in English:


adverb & adjective

  • Too long.

    as adjective ‘an overlong sermon’
    as adverb ‘the pass was delayed overlong’
    • ‘It's a bit overlong, though, and the board-room dramas of the second half can't hope to compete with the visceral shock of the first.’
    • ‘None of these authors offered overlong acceptance speeches, because, for various reasons, they weren't there.’
    • ‘These types of confessions make Act 2 feel overlong and labored at times.’
    • ‘Maybe instead produce an interminable, twanging, overlong, repetitive, inaccessible and frankly irredeemable apology for a solo album.’
    • ‘This was all very strange, since there isn't a single genuinely funny line in this overlong one-act would-be comedy.’
    • ‘It is slow, overlong, convoluted and incredible.’
    • ‘The terrible reviews of the film are justified: it's overlong, with uninspired direction and no substantial plot.’
    • ‘It is really an overlong, rather chaotic collection of amusing, sometimes hilarious, political cabaret sketches.’
    • ‘I think it's a great song - but I know people who find it overlong and dull.’
    • ‘Although a rough screenplay now existed in the form of a baggy and overlong first draft, I was to be found wielding the fountain pen or jabbing at the typewriter less and less.’
    • ‘The move was made in 1998 to shorten the overlong award ceremonies.’
    • ‘Then again, the first album was also overlong, whereas this one never lags.’
    • ‘It's boring, absurdly overlong and, as far as I can tell, devoid of major new information.’
    • ‘Many films nominally aimed at children today are relentless, overlong, surprisingly violent and gratuitously mean-minded.’
    • ‘The story is somewhat ponderous and overlong, but the WWI flying and special effects more than make up for it’
    • ‘They're overlong, overblown and over-acted, sure, but they're pretty entertaining nonetheless.’
    • ‘The plot is tedious and overlong, full of scenes you've seen a million times before.’
    • ‘I seem in the mood to read overlong pretentious epics - I really should go for a rummage in an airport bookshop or something and get it out of my system.’
    • ‘It has been widely called overlong, empty, boring, and deadpan.’
    • ‘The scene is overlong, overdone, obvious, boring and even resorts to slapstick.’
    boring, monotonous, dull, deadly dull, uninteresting, unexciting, unvaried, unvarying, lacking variety, mind-numbing, mindless, soul-destroying, soulless, humdrum, dreary, ho-hum, mundane, wearisome, wearying, tiresome, soporific, dry, as dry as dust, arid, lifeless, colourless, monochrome, uninspired, uninspiring, flat, plodding, slow, banal, vapid, insipid, bland, lacklustre, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, jejune, leaden, heavy
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