Long-winded

Long"-wind"ed

(?), a. 1. Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; as, a long-winded talker.
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A tedious, long-winded harangue.
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2. using or containing too many words; as, long-winded (or windy) speakers.
Syn. -- tedious, verbose, windy, wordy.
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-- Long"-wind"ed*ness, n.
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