Definition of time-consuming in US English:

time-consuming

adjective

  • Taking a lot of or too much time.

    ‘an extremely time-consuming process’
    • ‘But treating hay fever symptoms is time-consuming, expensive and not always successful.’
    • ‘A court case is an intensive and time-consuming process, necessary in some cases but not all.’
    • ‘Treatments can be time-consuming and expensive and some warts are very difficult to eradicate.’
    • ‘His family wrote down the letters and formed words - a frustrating and time-consuming process.’
    • ‘Next, there are charitable grants to apply for - always a time-consuming process.’
    • ‘What is not taken into account is the fact that this process is time-consuming and inefficient.’
    • ‘It's a very complicated, costly and time-consuming process and is not done haphazardly.’
    • ‘It's a time-consuming process to bring a series of tapes to a server to download files.’
    • ‘Any judicial approach is bound to be unwieldy, time-consuming and subject to differing local regulations.’
    • ‘Editing these files is the most fun, but also the most time-consuming part of the process.’
    • ‘On the one hand, the process itself is protracted and time-consuming.’
    • ‘In some cases the glass panes could be difficult to reach, or the cleaning process could be extremely time-consuming.’
    • ‘In the past, stained glass could only be inspected if scaffolding was erected and this was costly and time-consuming.’
    • ‘It is a painstaking and time-consuming process that even in this modern age remains more art than science.’
    • ‘Getting one can be a time-consuming process so build extra time into your schedule.’
    • ‘This is a time-consuming process as it is often difficult to find an exact match.’
    • ‘Employers are busy people and wading through hundreds of CVs is a time-consuming process.’
    • ‘As we have already noted, manual processes are both time-consuming and expensive.’
    • ‘It is a time-consuming process that is prone to errors because of the many parameters.’
    • ‘She depends on published scientific material to eliminate time-consuming research.’
    prolonged, extended, stretched out, drawn out, long-drawn-out, lengthened, lengthy, long, overlong, dragged out, spun out, strung out, sustained, marathon
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Pronunciation

time-consuming

/ˈtīm kənˈˌs(y)o͞omiNG//ˈtaɪm kənˈˌs(j)umɪŋ/