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[lawng-ish, long-]
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  1. somewhat long.
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Origin of longish

First recorded in 1605–15; long1 + -ish1
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Related Words for longish

tedious, protracted, long-winded, long, drawn-out, interminable, lengthy, great, deep, high, tall, enduring, sustained, extensive, lingering, continued, stretch, prolonged, elongate, elongated

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Historical Examples of longish

  • I took him away from Bankok in my ship, and we had a longish passage.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • His longish, tousled hair and his great beard were purple-black.


    Joseph Conrad

  • After lunch to the palace—a longish drive inland from the river.

  • We have a longish wait, but there's lots to look at, still new to me.

  • Then followed a longish pause, and after it Higgs's voice again.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

    H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for longish


  1. rather long
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Word Origin and History for longish


1610s, from long (adj.) + -ish.

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