• WordNet 3.6
    • n long-windedness boring verbosity
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n long-windedness The character of being long-winded.
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In literature:

His style is marvellously musical but overweighted by his classical long-windedness and difficult syntax.
"Letters from Mesopotamia" by Robert Palmer
But Gibbs was prone to long-windedness and to the making of speeches.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
What in this piece ENRY HAUTHOR JONES mistook for the "divine afflatus" is mere long-windedness.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105 October 7, 1893" by Various