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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of considerable length, especially in time; extended.
  • adjective Tediously long; drawn-out.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having length; long; especially, of great length; immoderately long, sometimes with the idea of tediousness attached: applied chiefly to discourses, writings, arguments, proceedings, etc.: as, a lengthy sermon; a lengthy dissertation.

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

  • adjective Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like.

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

  • adjective long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension

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

  • adjective relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

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length +‎ -y

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