longstanding

[ lawng-stan-ding, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈstæn dɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective

existing or occurring for a long time: a longstanding feud.

Nearby words

  1. longshoring,
  2. longsleever,
  3. longsome,
  4. longsomely,
  5. longspur,
  6. longstreet,
  7. longstreet, james,
  8. longtime,
  9. longueuil,
  10. longueur

Origin of longstanding

First recorded in 1595–1605; long1 + standing

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Word Origin and History for longstanding

longstanding

also long-standing, c.1600 (n.), 1814 (adj.), from long (adj.) + standing.

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