lengthy

[ lengk-thee, leng-, len- ]
/ ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn- /
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adjective, length·i·er, length·i·est.

having or being of great length; very long: a lengthy journey.
tediously verbose; very long; too long: a lengthy speech.

Nearby words

  1. length over all,
  2. lengthen,
  3. lengthman,
  4. lengthways,
  5. lengthwise,
  6. lengua,
  7. lenience,
  8. leniency,
  9. lenient,
  10. leniently

Origin of lengthy

An Americanism dating back to 1680–90; length + -y1

Related formslength·i·ly, adverblength·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lengthier

lengthy

/ (ˈlɛŋkθɪ, ˈlɛŋθɪ) /

adjective lengthier or lengthiest

of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration
Derived Formslengthily, adverblengthiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for lengthier

lengthy

adj.
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