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lengthy

[lengk-thee, leng-, len-] /ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-/
adjective, lengthier, lengthiest.
1.
having or being of great length; very long:
a lengthy journey.
2.
tediously verbose; very long; too long:
a lengthy speech.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90, Americanism; length + -y1
Related forms
lengthily, adverb
lengthiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lengthiness

lengthy

/ˈlɛŋkθɪ; ˈlɛŋθɪ/
adjective lengthier, lengthiest
1.
of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration
Derived Forms
lengthily, adverb
lengthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lengthiness
lengthy
1759, Amer.Eng., from length + -y (2). Until c.1840 always characterized in British English as an Americanism.
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