from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wearisomely verbose: a long-winded speaker. See Synonyms at wordy.
- adj. Able to maintain breathing power during exertion: a long-winded swimmer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time.
- adj. using or containing too many words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long-breathed; using much breath by prolonged speech.
- Tedious from length; of a wearisome or burdensome length: said of speech or writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using or containing too many words
From the Brooklyn Cyclones dugout at MCU Park, Frank Viola mostly speaks in long-winded anecdotes—one regarding a 1969 Jerry Koosman pitching clinic flows into another about meeting catcher Victor Martinez at spring training—in a Long Island accent not the least bit tempered by his 15-year pitching career spent mostly as a Minnesota Twin.
Not only a bigot, but a long-winded bigot. * spits*.
Save the long-winded explanations about how this is so for later, when the idea is more common than “death panels”.
Direct marketers produce ugly, cheesy, long-winded stuff that CONVERT better.
Carroll's essay offers us a moment of clarity given that it is nothing more than a long-winded rationalization for closed-mindedness.
The baddies are these still the families? turned out to be evil capitalists trying to control the economy, in an admittedly long-winded way.
My reply was more of a long-winded plea for sanity to the people who should be setting the example.
It's not that I wouldn't enjoy those kinds of stories, but I hold a prejudice against them due to their long-winded nature.
Now the entire next season will probably involve a long-winded story arc of Clark's new nemesis: His tailor.
But by the time I got around to Goblet of Fire, I found the books to be long-winded and lacking in surprise, even though they still held that indelible style from Rowling.
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