2. (all for want of companionship) sad, depressed, melancholy, maudlin, Inf. down, Inf. down in the dumps, Inf. blue, Inf low. See - sad.
3. remote, desolate, barren; unfrequented, unvisited, unpopulated, untraveled, unpeopled, uninhabited; out of the way, obscure, insular, in a backwater; set apart, secluded, recluse, solitudinous, sequestered, hidden, concealed; eerie, ghostly, Inf. scary.
long1, adj. 1. extensive, extended, expanded, expansive; broad, wide, widespread, spread out, outspread, stretched out, outstretched.
2. lengthy, protracted, prolonged, elongated, elongate, sustained; longish, overlong, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, marathon; drawn out, dragged out, spun out, strung out; interminable, without end.
3. verbose, wordy, prolix, long-winded, tedious, boring; discursive, digressive, rambling, wandering; diffuse, diffusive, garrulous, loquacious, voluble.
4. before long soon, before you know it, any minute now, in a minute, presently, shortly, in a short time or while.
5. the long and short of sum and substance, better part, gist, crux; core, nucleus, kernel, pith.
long2, v. desire, wish for, long for, desiderate, want; yearn for, hope for, care for, pine for, sigh for; hanker after, have a yen for, covet, fancy, have a fancy for; have an eye to, be attracted to, have a mind to, have at heart, be bent upon; be inclined towards, be prone to, be predisposed towards, prefer; aspire to, set one's sights on, set one's heart on, dream of; crave, hunger, thirst, relish; lust after, burn for, Inf. be wild or mad about, Sl. have the hots for, Inf. letch after, lust after.
long-drawn, adj. 1. prolonged, protracted, lengthy, long, longsome, overlong. See - long1 (def. 2). 2. long-winded, windy, long-spun, copious; repetitious, redundant, battological, pleonastic, tautologic; meandering, roundabout, circumlocutory, ambagious; verbose, wordy, prolix, tedious, long. See - long1 (def 3).
longevity, n. 1. long life; life span, lifetime, length or duration of life.
2. seniority, tenure, length of service.
longhair, n. 1. Informal, intellectual, academician, scholar, schoolman, philosopher, philosophe, theorist, thinker, thinking man or woman; one of the cognoscenti, one of the intelligentsia, aesthete, connoisseur; pundit, expert, authority; (all sometimes disparaging) pedant, bookworm, highbrow, Inf. egghead, Inf. know-it-all, Inf. walking encyclopedia.
2. Informal, hippie, Sl. freak, yippie, flower child; nonconformist, original, dissenter, protester, dropout; Bohemian, beatnik.
long-headed, adj. far-sighted, foresighted, far-seeing, prescient, anticipatory; wise, sagacious, shrewd, acute, discerning; astute, perceptive, clear-eyed, penetrating; keen, sharp, acute, quick; knowing, aware, sensitive; alert, quick-witted, bright, smart, clever, subtle; sensible, thoughtful, provident, prudent, discreet, judicious, cautious, watchful.
longing, n. wish, wishing, desire, desideration, want, wanting; yearning, hope, hoping, pining, sighing; hankering, Inf. yen, Sl. itch, fondness, liking, attraction; aspiration, ambition; inclination, predilection, preference, propensity, proclivity; predisposal, predisposedness, bent, leaning; fancy, fancying, coveting, covetousness, eagerness, ardor, craving; appetency, appetite, hunger, thirst, ravenousness; relish, rapaciousness, voracity, voraciousness; avidity, greed, greediness, cupidity, avarice.
long-lived, adj. 1. longevous, macrobiotic; old, old as Methuselah, elderly, centenarian, nonagenarian, octogenarian.