- lasting a very long time; protracted: a long-drawn-out story.
- of great length; long: a long-drawn-out line of soldiers.
Origin of long-drawn-out
Related Words for long-drawn-outboundless, delayed, diffuse, dilatory, dragging, drawn-out, late, lengthy, limitless, lingering, long-winded, overlong, prolix, prolonged, protracted, slow, sustained, tardy, unending, verbose
Examples from the Web for long-drawn-out
Historical Examples of long-drawn-out
Then there came a long-drawn-out whisper from Sydney Barnes.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Human history is like a long-drawn-out drama, in which we are actors.Gloria Crucis
J. H. Beibitz
Do not present a long-drawn-out and padded dance that will weary everyone.The Art of Stage Dancing
In that long-drawn-out monotony we made the most of trivialities.From sketch-book and diary
The fall migration of the black-and-white is long-drawn-out.
- over-prolonged or extended