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Adjective: sesquipedalian  ,ses-kwi-pu'dey-lee-un
  1. Given to the overuse of long words
    "sesquipedalian orators"; "this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money"
  2. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables
    "sesquipedalian technical terms";
    - polysyllabic
Noun: sesquipedalian  ,ses-kwi-pu'dey-lee-un
  1. A very long word (a foot and a half long)
    - sesquipedalia

Derived forms: sesquipedalians

See also: long, pretentious

Type of: polysyllabic word, polysyllable

Encyclopedia: Sesquipedalian