long-winded

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long-winded

Overly long, tedious, and often repetitive or rambling. Said of speech or writing. She's created a number of interesting characters here, but they're all mired in such long-winded prose that the whole thing is a chore to get through. My husband and I actually both fell asleep during my father's long-winded speech wedding speech.
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However, I do wonder how fellow scribes K Barrett and E Sanders manage to get their long winded diatribes printed!
It's all too long winded, especially the group stages, and you have to play 15 or 16 games to win it these days.
To remove the order against this section of the parentally uncontrollable would merely make it necessary to repeat the long winded process at some time in the future and at some cost to the law abiding citizens of Bangor.
Maybe one day our long winded chatter wilt sustain rather than drain our phone's battery!
Yay for long winded development plans that royals chose to medal with that eventually get approved!
A rather long winded and belaboured story which may none the less appeal to the avid reader perhaps a girl--of about 8 who doesn't mind the chitter and chatter of class conscious 'young ladies'.
THE long winded trailing of the next in the series of reports into a high speed rail network continues apace.
Inspiration doesn't have to be a long winded speech, small bursts can be just as effective.
Business now has to go through a long winded process to hunt around for a research partner to apply for an R&D grant - only for the application to have a high chance of being turned down.
The build up has been long winded as the Labour Government seeks to maximise the opportunity to stress the policies that it believes set it apart from the Tories, its major rivals.