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lengthy

length·y

lengthy

 
pronunciation:
lengk thi
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lengthier, lengthiest
definition 1: tediously long in duration, as a speech.
The students began to fidget toward the end of the lengthy lecture.
antonyms:
quick, short
similar words:
long
definition 2: having great linear extent; very long.
We'll need some lengthy material for the curtains.
antonyms:
short
similar words:
long
derivations: lengthily (adv.), lengthiness (n.)