Protracted

  • 1 Protracted — Pro*tract ed, a. Prolonged; continued. [1913 Webster] {Protracted meeting},a religious meeting continued for many successive days. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] {Pro*tract ed*ly}, adv. {Pro*tract ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 protracted — I adjective continuing, dragged out, drawn out, elongated, extended, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long continued, long drawn, meandering, never ending, ongoing, prolix, prolonged, unending II index chronic, profuse, prolix …

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  • 3 protracted — [[t]prətræ̱ktɪd, AM proʊ [/t]] ADJ GRADED Something, usually something unpleasant, that is protracted lasts a long time, especially longer than usual or longer than you hoped. [FORMAL] However, after protracted negotiations Ogden got the deal he… …

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  • 4 protracted — pro|trac|ted [prəˈtræktıd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of protrahere to draw forward ] used to describe something that continues for a long time, especially if it takes longer than usual, necessary, or expected =… …

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  • 5 protracted — adjective 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: ↑drawn out, ↑ …

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  • 6 Protracted — Protract Pro*tract , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protracted}; p. pr. vb. n. {Protracting}.] [L. protractus, p. p. of protrahere to forth, protract; pro forward + trahere to draw. See {Portrait}, {Portray}.] 1. To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) …

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  • 7 protracted — adjective Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual. a protracted and bitter dispute …

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  • 8 protracted — adj. Protracted is used with these nouns: ↑conflict, ↑dispute, ↑litigation, ↑negotiation, ↑struggle …

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  • 9 protracted — pro|tract|ed [ prə træktəd ] adjective FORMAL continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary: LONG, LENGTHY: a protracted visit/war/divorce …

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  • 10 protracted — adjective lasting a long time, especially longer than usual, or necessary: the likelihood of an ugly and protracted guerilla war protract verb (T) protraction noun (U) …

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  • 11 protracted — adjective weeks of protracted negotiations Syn: prolonged, long lasting, extended, long drawn out, spun out, dragged out, strung out, lengthy, long; informal marathon Ant: short …

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  • 12 protracted — UK [prəˈtræktɪd] / US [prəˈtræktəd] adjective formal continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary a protracted visit/war/divorce …

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  • 13 protracted — protract ► VERB ▪ prolong; draw out. DERIVATIVES protracted adjective. ORIGIN Latin protrahere prolong …

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  • 14 protracted — Synonyms and related words: de longue haleine, dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, drawn out, elongated, endless, everlasting, extended, filled out, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long continuing,… …

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  • 15 protracted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of long duration: chronic, continuing, lingering, persistent, prolonged. See CONTINUE. 2. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration: dragging, drawn out, lengthy, long1, long drawn out, overlong, prolonged …

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  • 16 protracted — pro·tract || prəʊ trækt /prÉ™ v. prolong, postpone, lengthen; continue, maintain, preserve; stretch, extend, sustain …

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  • 17 protracted — adjective lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual. Derivatives protractedly adverb …

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  • 18 protracted — adj extended, prolonged, prolongated, lengthened, drawn out, long drawn out, spun out, dragged out, strung out, stretched out; long, lengthy, overlong, too long, long winded, marathon; interminable, unending, never ending, endless, everlasting,… …

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  • 19 protracted — adjective Syn: prolonged, extended, long drawn out, lengthy, long Ant: short …

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  • 20 protracted — [prəˈtræktɪd] adj formal continuing for a longer time than normal or necessary Syn: long, lengthy …

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