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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protractedadjective

    relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

    "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    lengthened, lengthy, prolonged, extensive, elongated, extended, drawn-out

    Antonyms:
    short

Editors Contribution

  1. wordy

    rarely used word for verbose, expressed in too many words.

    he made his point with a taughty piece of literature.

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

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How to use protracted in a sentence?

  1. Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd:

    While I concur with my colleagues here in Davos that a synchronized global slowdown is underway, fears of recession are overblown, if anything, the outlook is brightening as policymakers are beginning to awaken to the mounting risks arising from a protracted trade war and increasing nationalism.

  2. Dan Quayle, 10/2/90 (reported in Esquire, 8/92):

    Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Loneliness is a utopia of serenity, a deep connection with eternity and infinity and reality. 2. Reincarnation and the wheel of samsara is a protracted karmic joke, all these jokes end when you understand the meaning of the joke (the meaning of life) and you stop being reborn. 3. You are undead in reincarnation, whose consciousness is being cloned. 4. In karma, the stubborn one knows infinity, and the righteous one knows eternity. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Julian Evans-Pritchard:

    Demand for newly built urban housing is now entering an era of protracted structural decline.

  5. Charles Stanley:

    Most people think the wider recovery at Tesco is going to be painful and very protracted. One tends to feel that like-for-like sales could well remain in negative territory for another 18 months to two years.


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