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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.
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Origin of lengthy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lengthy

length·i·ly, adverblength·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lengthy

lengthy
/ (ˈlɛŋkθɪ, ˈlɛŋθɪ) /

adjective lengthier or lengthiest
of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration

Derived forms of lengthy

lengthily, adverblengthiness, noun
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