Definition for long-term

adjective as in longitudinal

adjective as in overall

noun as in long run

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Example Sentences

Diets not only fail to make us thinner, they also fail to make us healthier in the long term.

Last year, it let an unemployment extension for the long-term jobless expire during the holidays.

Recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.

It's probably necessary for success in the long term, but it's far, far, far from sufficient.

It is a horrific and inconvenient truth, but paying ransoms to free hostages invariably worsens the problem in the long-term.

Formerly charters were granted to corporations for a long term of years, or forever.

A great wall runs through the centre, dividing the long-term from the short-term prisoners.

Many a spy of the Kaiser had tried to pry there and had been arrested and sentenced to a long term of imprisonment.

Long-term mining and exploitation can't be done by anything but a self-sustaining colony.

For long-term applications, one may wish to dig a hole in the ground to hold the Funnel against strong winds.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to long-term, such as: abiding, continuing, deep-rooted, durable, eternal, and everlasting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.