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overlong

adjective over·long \ ˌō-vər-ˈlȯŋ \

Definition of overlong

: longer than usual or necessary : excessively long
  • an overlong meeting/speech
  • overlong sleeves
  • an overlong chapter
  • working overlong hours
  • The film feels overlong and a bit repetitious …
  • —Randy Cordova

First Known Use of overlong

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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overlong

adverb

Definition of overlong

: for an excessively long time
  • The meeting ran overlong.
  • … aircraft were kept waiting overlong on boiling hot runways.
  • —Ted Conover
  • If a person talks on overlong, people around the circle began to discreetly cough.
  • —Thom Hartmann

First Known Use of overlong

13th century

in the meaning defined above

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