longsome

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From Middle English longsum, from Old English langsum ‎(long, taking a long time, prolix, lasting a long time, long-enduring, long-suffering), equivalent to long +‎ -some. Cognate with Dutch langzaam ‎(slow, deliberate, tardy), German langsam ‎(slow, sluggish, tardy), Swedish långsam ‎(slow, sluggish).

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longsome ‎(comparative more longsome, superlative most longsome)

  1. (archaic, Britain dialectal) Long; lengthy; long-lasting; protracted.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Tedious; tiresomely long.

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