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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (long)
a. largo
There was a lengthy pause before anyone dared say anything.Hubo una larga pausa antes de que alguien se atreviera a decir algo.
b. prolongado
Her job involves spending lengthy periods away from home.Su trabajo supone ausentarse de casa durante periodos prolongados.
c. extenso
While writing the biography, she conducted a series of lengthy interviews with the composer.Cuando escribía la biografía, hizo una serie de extensas entrevistas con el compositor.
2. (tedious)
a. largo y pesado
The best man gave a lengthy speech when a few well-chosen words would have been better.El padrino de boda hizo un discurso largo y pesado cuando vendrían mejor unas cuantas palabras bien elegidas.
b. interminable
I had to plow through a pile of lengthy and badly written research papers.Tuve que leerme un montón de trabajos de investigación interminables y mal escritos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. largo(a), extenso(a)
lengthy [ˈleŋ(k)θɪ]
lengthier (comparative)lengthiest (superlative)
1 (long-lasting) [+war, illness, process] largo; prolongado; [+investigation] largo; extenso
They were arrested last year after a lengthy investigation he has returned to his post following a lengthy illness
lengthy delays retrasos (m) considerables
If the strike goes ahead, we can expect lengthy delays at the airport this summer An accident is causing lengthy delays on the M8 between junctions 8 and a lengthy [wait]
he still has a lengthy wait for his treatment aún tiene que esperar mucho para su tratamiento
This process can be lengthy and the treatment long You have to return to this country to obtain the proper visa, which can be a lengthy procedure
2 (extensive) [+article, speech, interview] largo; extenso
He has written a lengthy article on his war experiences The seven leaders issued a lengthy statement on the need to bring the global arms race under control He launched into a lengthy explanation of his son's eccentric behaviour A lengthy list of local window cleaners is available at the front desk He went public in a lengthy interview with the Wall Street Journal He confirmed, in a lengthy interview, that the company had serious cashflow problems He made a lengthy speech about the evils of capitalism
3 (long and boring) interminable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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