Definition of long-winded adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌlɒŋ ˈwɪndɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɔːŋ ˈwɪndɪd//
, NAmE//ˌlɑːŋ ˈwɪndɪd//
(disapproving) Boredom
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(especially of talking or writing) continuing for too long and therefore boring synonym tedious a long-winded speaker a long-winded process He told us a rather long-winded story about his sister. Her essay was long-winded and boring. See related entries: Boredom
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: long-winded