Definition of Longsome

1. a. Extended in length; tiresome.



Definition of Longsome

1. Adjective. (archaic) Long-lasting, lengthy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Longsome

1. tediously long [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longsome

longship
longships
longshore
longshore drift
longshoreman
longshoremen
longshorewoman
longshorewomen
longshoring
longshorings
longshot
longshots
longsighted
longsightedness
longsleeved
longsome (current term)
longsomely
longsomeness
longsomenesses
longspine snipefish
longspun
longspur
longspurs
longstanding
longstop
longstops
longsuffering
longsword
longswords
longtail

Literary usage of Longsome

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1. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"After much or longsome or manifold tarrying time came, &c. ; after a long time the lord of those servants, &c. Matt. xxv. 19. bantered, adj. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"... and longsome at that,' means that though you were quick about it, you did it badly and dirtily. Claut, a strong rake for raking up mire or rubbish. ..."

3. Words and Their Uses, Past and Present: A Study of the English Language by Richard Grant White (1882)
"And so from Anglo-Saxon times to very modern days we have had the analogous word longsome, meaning, so long as to be almost wearisome or tedious. ..."

4. Every-day English: A Sequel to "Words and Their Uses" by Richard Grant White, ( (1908)
"We hear of lengthy sermons, when what is meant is merely long or very long sermons, or, to use a very expressive old English word, longsome sermons, ..."

5. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1902)
"longsome, adj. There may seem no great odds in their pains and endeavours, both may seem earnest and longsome: ..."

6. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"... and longsome at that,' means that though you were quick about it, you did it badly and dirtily. Claut, a strong rake for raking up mire or rubbish. ..."

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