Longsome meaning

lông'səm, lŏng'-
Tiresomely long.
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Lengthy; overly long; tedious.
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(archaic, UK dialectal) Long; lengthy; long-lasting; protracted.
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(UK dialectal) Tedious; tiresomely long.
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Origin of longsome

  • 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 +"Ž -some. Cognate with Dutch langzaam (“slow, deliberate, tardy"), German langsam (“slow, sluggish, tardy"), Swedish lÃ¥ngsam (“slow, sluggish").
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