Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being lengthy; prolixity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being lengthy; prolixity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being lengthy, longness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the consequence of being lengthened in duration
  • noun amount or degree or range to which something extends

Etymologies

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lengthy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • MN Besides the importance of purely technical aspects, the lengthiness of the voyages suggested the need to take care of the small details that would make life aboard more comfortable.

    Ships, galleons, frigates and corvettes

  • But let's face it: hobbies (whether it be MMORPGs, geocaching, larp, costume-making or tinkering with electronics) become more interesting when they are challenging and complicated. (cut for lengthiness)

    What is it about MMORPGs that I love them so much?

  • MN Besides the importance of purely technical aspects, the lengthiness of the voyages suggested the need to take care of the small details that would make life aboard more comfortable.

    Ships, galleons, frigates and corvettes

  • Argh, I have so much to recount, and am so behind, and have been so busy...so I apologise in advance for the potential lengthiness of the next few posts, and/or the fact that they might appear in quick succession.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Argh, I have so much to recount, and am so behind, and have been so busy...so I apologise in advance for the potential lengthiness of the next few posts, and/or the fact that they might appear in quick succession.

    Princeton Times I

  • Please forgive the lengthiness – but there was a lot I wished to convey.

    Behind the Curtain: Open Table

  • And even though she made a 'not too subtle' allusion to the lengthiness of my postings, it might not be enough to convince her readers that she and I aren't friends.

    Screaming Memes

  • Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • But he did answer questions about the challenge of seating a jury in a high-profile case and what he thought about the lengthiness of some federal prosecution cases, although in general terms.

    Firedoglake » Fitz Reveals a Little in Public Appearance

  • The bad public exposure would cause worry, leading to wrinkles, leading to more worry regarding the lengthiness of my career, and it just becomes a viscous cycle!

    rainandfire Diary Entry

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