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


Figurative, from long + winded (Wiktionary)



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