[lawng-las-ting, -lah-sting, long-]


enduring or existing for a long period of time: a long-lasting friendship.
effective for a relatively long period of time: a long-lasting pain reliever.
resisting the effects of wear or use over a long period: a long-lasting fabric used for work clothes.

Origin of long-lasting

First recorded in 1520–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The twilight would be upon them apace––the long-lasting, purple-veiled twilight of the altitudes.

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • However, that perfect spell of both mind and body was not long-lasting.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca

    Robert Sydney Bowen

  • To the long-lasting sorrow and disgrace of Portugal, the philosophers blinded her king and flattered her Prime Minister.

  • Nor can I forget that—despite the long-lasting and unfortunate blood-feud—the Strathtouls were and are our kinsmen.

  • Regrets and fears were not long-lasting, however, for the exigencies of our problem were sufficiently imperative and absorbing.

    My Attainment of the Pole

    Frederick A. Cook