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Synonyms for long
lɔŋ, lɒŋ; ˈlɔŋ gər, ˈlɒŋ-; ˈlɔŋ gɪst, ˈlɒŋ-

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. long

    Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.

    abundant, ample, big, broad, bulky, capacious, coarse, colossal, commodious, considerable, enormous, extensive, gigantic, grand, great, huge, immense, large, massive, spacious, vast, wide

    brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. long

    protracted, produced, dilatory, lengthy, tedious, prolix, extensive, diffuse, far-reaching

    short, curt, curtailed, brief, speedy, quick, concise, condensed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. longadjective

    primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified

    "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    clipped, short, short-range, short-run, abbreviated, sound, truncate, short-term, brief, short and sweet(p), fugitive, stubby, shortened, momentary, scarce, telescoped, close, snub, momentaneous, sawn-off, fleeting, short-snouted, sawed-off, improvident, little, truncated, shortish, short-dated, curtal

  2. longadjective

    primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified

    "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    abbreviated, short-range, truncated, short, brief, snub, close, momentaneous, sawn-off, stubby, short-snouted, sound, telescoped, short-run, fleeting, improvident, shortened, shortish, momentary, little, short-dated, scarce, sawed-off, truncate, clipped, short and sweet(p), short-term, curtal, fugitive

  3. longadjective

    of relatively great height

    "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    short-snouted, momentaneous, short, fleeting, brief, short-run, short and sweet(p), short-range, snub, scarce, abbreviated, shortened, telescoped, short-term, sawed-off, momentary, curtal, little, truncate, improvident, shortish, short-dated, sawn-off, close, clipped, fugitive, truncated, sound, stubby

  4. retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, persistent, tenacious, dour, foresightful, retentive, farseeing, coherent, foresighted, longsighted, dogged, unyielding, pertinacious

    fugitive, improvident, shortened, brief, short, curtal, short and sweet(p), truncated, fleeting, short-term, close, sawed-off, stubby, momentaneous, short-dated, little, snub, clipped, truncate, abbreviated, short-snouted, short-run, sound, short-range, telescoped, momentary, scarce, shortish, sawn-off

  5. longadjective

    holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices

    "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    stubby, sawed-off, little, short, shortened, truncate, shortish, short-range, clipped, sawn-off, snub, fleeting, short-run, short and sweet(p), abbreviated, curtal, short-dated, brief, fugitive, close, sound, truncated, momentary, telescoped, improvident, momentaneous, scarce, short-snouted, short-term

  6. longadjective

    (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration

    "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    short and sweet(p), shortened, short, truncated, sound, short-range, sawed-off, short-snouted, shortish, improvident, little, curtal, momentary, short-run, brief, fugitive, fleeting, scarce, sawn-off, close, abbreviated, clipped, short-term, truncate, short-dated, telescoped, stubby, snub, momentaneous

  7. longadjective

    involving substantial risk

    "long odds"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    brief, short, momentaneous, short-run, scarce, short and sweet(p), short-term, close, telescoped, curtal, fleeting, fugitive, shortened, sawn-off, sawed-off, truncated, short-range, short-dated, abbreviated, snub, shortish, short-snouted, clipped, momentary, sound, stubby, truncate, little, improvident

  8. farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsightedadjective

    planning prudently for the future

    "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

    prospicient, farsighted, retentive, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, presbyopic, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted, eagle-eyed, keen-sighted

    short-run, snub, clipped, truncate, brief, short, curtal, fleeting, sound, sawed-off, short-range, scarce, shortened, momentary, abbreviated, shortish, short-dated, truncated, short and sweet(p), improvident, close, stubby, fugitive, momentaneous, short-snouted, telescoped, short-term, sawn-off, little

  9. longverb

    having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"

    "in long supply"

    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    fleeting, short-term, shortened, curtal, short, sawed-off, sawn-off, shortish, close, abbreviated, stubby, short-range, snub, truncated, momentary, scarce, brief, clipped, short-dated, little, telescoped, momentaneous, short-snouted, short and sweet(p), improvident, short-run, fugitive, sound, truncate

  10. hanker, long, yearnadverb

    desire strongly or persistently

    yearn, yen, pine, ache, hanker, languish

    close, little, brief, shortened, short-dated, short-run, stubby, short-term, short-range, curtal, truncate, short, truncated, sawn-off, scarce, sound, momentary, abbreviated, sawed-off, fleeting, short and sweet(p), momentaneous, improvident, short-snouted, shortish, telescoped, snub, clipped, fugitive

  11. longadverb

    for an extended time or at a distant time

    "a promotion long overdue"; "something long hoped for"; "his name has long been forgotten"; "talked all night long"; "how long will you be gone?"; "arrived long before he was expected"; "it is long after your bedtime"

    truncated, short-dated, short, shortish, momentaneous, little, scarce, fugitive, short-run, snub, improvident, stubby, brief, abbreviated, short-term, short-range, clipped, fleeting, sawn-off, shortened, sound, short and sweet(p), sawed-off, short-snouted, curtal, close, truncate, momentary, telescoped

  12. longadverb

    for an extended distance

    clipped, curtal, abbreviated, short-run, brief, short, momentary, truncated, short-range, shortened, fugitive, telescoped, stubby, sawed-off, improvident, momentaneous, sawn-off, short-dated, scarce, fleeting, short and sweet(p), close, little, snub, truncate, sound, shortish, short-term, short-snouted

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. longadjective

    extended, lengthy, not short

  2. longadjective

    protracted, prolonged, long-winded, spun out

  3. longadjective

    slow, dilatory, slack, lingering, tardy, not quick

  4. longadjective

    to a great extent

  5. longadjective

    a long time, for a long time

  6. longadjective

    throughout, all along

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. longadjective

    protracted, prolonged, lengthy, extended, lingering, extensive, inclusive, tedious, prolix, wordy, long-spun diffuse

  2. longverb

    yearn for, hanker after, crave

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How to use long in a sentence?

  1. Petroperu President German Velasquez:

    It left some things open, for example, who would assume environmental liabilities, and you're not going to be able to take advantage of the generation of wealth as much as in a long-term contract.

  2. Michael Levy:

    Although the process of getting to this day has been an ordeal, Bill is heartened that the system ultimately worked, even as The Democrats recognizes how often it fails others who are less fortunate. At long last, Bill looks forward to moving on from this case and continuing The Democrats life of service.

  3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

    My life is one long curve, full of turning points.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A beautiful face cannot hide an ugly heart for long.

  5. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg:

    As we finish up flight tests we are concurrently completing development and rolling in incremental changes into the production aircraft, that does cause some schedule impacts as we get through flight test resolution. That concurrent approach, we think, it is by far the best answer for the company, our customers and our shareholders over the long run.

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