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Sesquipedalian   Listen
adjective
Sesquipedalian, Sesquipedal  adj.  Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; sometimes humorously applied to long words.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Sesquipedalian" Quotes from Famous Books



... is supposed occasionally to dictate decrees to the Convention, presides with a more avowed and certain sway over the realms of fashion; and the Turkish draperies that may float very gracefully on a form like hers, are imitated by rotund sesquipedal Fatimas, who make one regret even the tight lacings and unnatural diminishings of ...
— A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, • An English Lady



Words linked to "Sesquipedalian" :   pretentious, polysyllabic, polysyllabic word, long



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