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1(of speech or writing) continuing at length and in a tedious way.‘his good wishes were long-winded but sincere’
lengthy, long, overlong, prolonged, protracted, long-drawn-out, interminable, tedious, wearisome, boringView synonyms
- ‘In the old days, legislators delivered long-winded, convoluted, extemporaneous speeches from the floor.’
- ‘Allison could tell he was one to give long-winded speeches.’
- ‘We've all had to put up with long-winded legal writing.’
- ‘In a long-winded speech peppered with German phrases no one else understood, he made it sound as if television was right up there with sharing dirty needles or deforestation.’
- ‘Danielle might have expected a long-winded, emotional speech about the woman's dream, but her tone was all business.’
- ‘None of the youngsters made long-winded speeches, but they said it all through sprightly dances that were a celebration of life and an exhibition of talent.’
- ‘In another room, long-winded speeches are given.’
- ‘There were no long-winded speeches boasting of his winning record or what he would do to his next opponent.’
- ‘I'll have my laptop with me, so infrequent updates should be possible - just don't expect much rambling, nor any long-winded airport monologues.’
- ‘If he gives long-winded answers, you could ask three questions.’
- ‘The guy thinks that attending court receptions with boring old guys reciting long-winded speeches is fun!’
- ‘It seemed to Jordan that he was going into another long-winded speech.’
- ‘‘Most organisations have too many long-winded and boring meetings and that needs to change,’ Mr Markey added.’
- ‘Stodgy, long-winded writing is still wasting time and money and cheating people of the chance to make an informed decision.’
- ‘Next he had to sit through a long-winded speech for work.’
- ‘Okay, Peter, I'll give you a break from my long-winded questions about your books.’
- ‘It is a long-winded, discursive discussion about benefits and costs, without any clarity at all.’
- ‘These vigils aren't rallies or places to give long-winded speeches.’
- ‘Instead of a boring long-winded explanation, let's just leave it by saying that the real GDP is the actual GDP minus the growth attributed to inflation.’
- ‘I can tell that this is going to be one of those long-winded, rambling posts about nothing at all.’
- 1.1archaic Capable of doing something for a long time without needing a rest.
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