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Sesquipedalian

noun
1.
A very long word (a foot and a half long).  Synonym: sesquipedalia.






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"Sesquipedalian" Quotes from Famous Books



... delicious thing to find a man who could employ the lingo of the ultra-sophisticated sociologist, and use it in a demonstration of the most revolutionary propositions. The drollery of this was all the more enjoyable because Thyrsis could never be sure that the author himself intended it—whether his sesquipedalian irony might not be a pure product of nature, untouched by any ...
— Love's Pilgrimage • Upton Sinclair



Words linked to "Sesquipedalian" :   sesquipedalia, polysyllable, sesquipedality, polysyllabic word, pretentious, long



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