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

  • adjective Wearisomely verbose: synonym: wordy.
  • adjective Able to maintain breathing power during exertion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Long-breathed; using much breath by prolonged speech.
  • Tedious from length; of a wearisome or burdensome length: said of speech or writing.

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

  • adjective Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time.
  • adjective using or containing too many words.

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

  • adjective Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.

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

  • adjective using or containing too many words

Etymologies

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Figurative, from long + winded

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