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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A very long word (a foot and a half long) adj. - (of words) long and ponderous; Given to the overuse of long words.

Usage examples (41)
  • sesquipedalian orators
  • sesquipedalian technical terms
  • "Clarence Thomas, please spell the word sesquipedalian and then use it in a form of a question."
  • Professor Edgworth of All Souls, according to Robert Graves, tended towards this kind of sesquipedalian speech. for more
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