Long-awaited means "having been expected for a long time." But how about if it's changed to "long-waited"? I couldn't find anything on the latter during my search. Is it grammatically correct in this case? And if so, does it have a similar meaning? Thank you!

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    No. Await means wait for, so you would have to say long-waited for. Commented Jul 4 at 7:39
  • I am confused. I have an genuine question, thus posting the question on here. But then I got "-2" for posting it? I wish I were a native speaker, so I wouln't have to post a dumb question like this one ...
    – Maurice
    Commented Jul 4 at 16:51
  • Both close votes say that you should have stated what research you have done. Did you look up long-waited in a dictionary? If so, what did you find? Commented Jul 4 at 17:59
  • I posted the question because I couldn't find anything on "long-waited" during my search.
    – Maurice
    Commented Jul 5 at 4:16
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    Well, that shows you that it isn't a valid expression. Commented Jul 5 at 8:10


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