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[ lawng-suh m, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋ səm, ˈlɒŋ- /


tiresomely long; so protracted as to weary or cause boredom.

Nearby words

longshore drift, longshoreman, longshorewoman, longshoring, longsleever, longsome, longsomely, longspur, longstanding, longstreet, longstreet, james

Origin of longsome

before 900; Middle English, Old English longsum, langsum. See long1, -some1
Related formslong·some·ly, adverblong·some·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for longsome

  • Their negotiation was longsome; for both England and we, fearing deceit, sought by all means that the contract should be sure.

    The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland|John Knox
  • At the table a game of chess to play, Will help to beguile the longsome day.

    Finnish Arts|Anonymous