Synonyms of long in English

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long1


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adjective

1‘a tall girl with long brown hair’

SYNONYMS

lengthy, of considerable length, extended, prolonged, extensive, stretched out, spread out

long-lasting, lasting

ANTONYMS

short

2‘the white rhinoceros can reach 17 feet long’

SYNONYMS

in length, lengthways, lengthwise

3‘the couple fought a long battle to get welfare benefits’

SYNONYMS

prolonged, protracted, lengthy, overlong, extended, long-drawn-out, drawn-out, spun-out, dragged-out, seemingly endless, lingering, interminable

tedious, boring, wearisome

ANTONYMS

short, brief


Synonyms of long in English

: long1long2

long2


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verb

1‘all through the exams I longed for the holidays’

SYNONYMS

yearn, pine, ache, wish, burn, hanker after, hanker for, hunger, thirst, itch, pant, hope, be eager, be desperate, be consumed with desire, be unable to wait, would give one's eye teeth

crave, need, lust after, dream of, set one's heart on, be bent on, eat one's heart out over, covet

want, desire, set one's sights on

informal have a yen, be dying, yen


Phrases

    before long

      ‘before long, others will follow’

      SYNONYMS

      soon, shortly, presently, in the near future, in a short time, in a little while, in a minute, in a moment

      in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, before you know it

      by and by

      informal

      in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson

      informal, archaic

      anon

      archaic

      ere long

      long