long-winded

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Figurative, from long + winded

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long-winded (comparative more long-winded, superlative most long-winded)

  1. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
    He launched into a long-winded discussion of the relative merits of asphalt and concrete.

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