- capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
- speaking or writing at great, often tiresome length
- tiresomely long: said of a speech, writing, etc.
- An example of a long winded person is someone who goes through every single detail of his day when asked how he is feeling.
- An example of a long winded story is one that lasts on and on after people have stopped being interested.
The definition of long winded is someone who talks on and on, often to the point of becoming boring, or extended talking or stories that are being told.
- Wearisomely verbose: a long-winded speaker. See Synonyms at wordy.
- Able to maintain breathing power during exertion: a long-winded swimmer.
(comparative more longwinded, superlative most longwinded)
- Alternative spelling of long-winded.
(comparative more long-winded, superlative most long-winded)
- They can be long-winded and tedious when listening to someone ramble on before they briefly encounter a point that they want to make.
- Long-winded multi-page missives make employees groan and are often ignored.
- His romances have some likeness to those of Richard son; they are moral, long-winded, and slow in evolution, but written in an exquisite style, and with much knowledge of human nature.
- The poem is evidently intended to display the writer's knowledge of obscure names and uncommon myths; it is full of unusual words of doubtful meaning gathered from the older poets, and many long-winded compounds coined by the author.
- 1 -27) is, for the most part, made up of long-winded, monotonous, reiterated invocations.