drawn out

adj. lasting longer than is usual; prolonged in an exhausting manner; extended

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drawn-out — adj taking more time than usual or more time than you would like ▪ The government wants to avoid a long drawn out war against the rebel forces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawn-out — adjective continuing for a long time so that you become bored: a long drawn out explanation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drawn-out — /drawn owt /, adj. long drawn out. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawn out — index chronic, protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drawn-out — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting longer than is necessary …   English terms dictionary

  • drawn-out — adjective 1. 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 • Syn: ↑extended, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawn out — Synonyms and related words: dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, elongated, extended, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long continuing, long drawn, long drawn out, long pending, long winded, longsome,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drawn-out — ADJ GRADED You can describe something as drawn out when it lasts or takes longer than you would like it to. Pulling out of a recession is a lengthy and drawn out process... The road to peace will be long and drawn out. Syn: protracted …   English dictionary

  • drawn-out — adjective taking more time than usual or more time than you would like: long drawn out: a long drawn out dispute …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawn-out — /ˈdrɔn aʊt/ (say drawn owt) adjective prolonged: drawn out negotiations …   Australian English dictionary

  • drawn out — adjective Extended; prolonged; protracted; made to last longer than necessary. Graduation speeches are always so long and drawn out …   Wiktionary

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