- talking or writing at tedious length: long-winded after-dinner speakers.
- continued to a tedious length in speech or writing: another of his long-winded election speeches.
- able to breathe deeply; not tiring easily.
Origin of long-winded
Examples from the Web for long-winded
His many publications and his emails to me are long-winded, occasionally exaggerated, and sometimes hard to follow.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
September 25, 2014
What do you call a long-winded member of Congress whose opinions infuriate you?A Lexical Life Raft for the Government Shutdown
October 16, 2013
That quote may expose Obama as long-winded, but we knew that.Stunning News! Democratic President Obama Believes in Redistribution
September 19, 2012
The downside: Santorum is a long-winded campaigner who gets tangled in talk of subcommittees and amendments.Mitt Romney’s Dilemma: Picking a Running Mate if He’s the GOP Nominee
January 12, 2012
And then came the reason for all these long-winded preliminaries.The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
You know that no Gorgios are so long-winded on genealogies as old mothers in Rom.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
Well, this looks as if it was going to be a long-winded search.For the Liberty of Texas
March Marston was always with his mother—deep in his long-winded yarns.The Wild Man of the West
Not that Jerry disliked Mrs. Bullfinch even though she was long-winded.Jerry's Charge Account
Hazel Hutchins Wilson
- tiresomely long
- capable of energetic activity without becoming short of breath