length´i|ness

length|y «LEHNGK thee, LEHNG-», adjective, length|i|er, length|i|est.
1. a) having unusually great length; long. b) (of speeches, a speaker, a writer, or the like) too long; long-winded; tedious: »

His directions were so lengthy that everybody lost interest.

SYNONYM(S): prolix.
2. very tall (a humorous use).
3. (in technical use, of some animals) long in the body.
[American English < length + -y1]
length´i|ly, adverb.
length´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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