“lengthy”

the adjective is long – the noun, length – the antonym,  short. Lengthy is an often-used adjective and adverb meaning “quite long” or “very long” or even “tediously long.” It’s a little more descriptive than “long” and takes up 2 syllables rather than one.

In what contexts? written information, meetings, events. All taking longer than we’d like them to … and in any case … time-consuming! Here are just a few recent examples:

lengthy information sessions

a lengthy, secret memo

a lengthy criminal investigation

in a lengthy report

Actually a good contrary would be … “brief!”

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