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Synonyms for overlong

extending tediously beyond a standard duration

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'To Barry, the man who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses might just sell THANK YOU,' it reads.
I think his latest, overlong, diatribe (Mail, October 28) in which he denounces A J Hubble and all who voted for Brexit as politically ignorant is less than complementary to the majority who did.
David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's hit novel is a stylish, if overlong thriller.
Iranian helmer Majid Majidi delivers his country's most expensive film to date with the lumbering, old-fashioned and overlong historical epic "Muhammad: The Messenger of God." Budgeted in the neighborhood of $40 million, and boasting big names behind the scenes such as lenser Vittorio Storaro and composer A.R.
Reviewers have described the film as an "overlong but not disagreeable reboot".
They don't need to be pruned apart from shortening overlong shoots which spoil their outline, or cutting back old or damaged branches in May.
John Travolta also turns up as a DEA agent and Benicio Del Toro as Elena's psychotic side-kick Lado in a colourful, if perhaps overlong, action-romp.
It may be a tad overlong, but there's little to criticise this classic Western about.
His homage to the golden age of film was a technical marvel but it was also overlong and dull.
In truth, Keller's overlong screenplay does Butler few favours, failing to empathise with the lead character as he abandons his family to wage a one-man war in the Sudan when he has pressing responsibilities closer to home.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (12A) ***, frenetic action and some great 3D scenes but overlong, dull characters and bad acting from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Torn between the two men, Lisa follows her heart in James L Brooks' overlong romantic comedy.
Low overlong monophthongs /a/ and /a/ have been diphthongized: aa > oa ~ ua; aa > ea ~ ia ~ ia (ea ~ ia ~ ea when long).
The overlong sentence is the journalistic equivalent of the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it.
It would have emerged tortured, humorless, and overlong, a thinly disguised autobiography attracting enough rejection to cause permanent psychological damage.