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Synonyms of sesquipedalian

Noun


1. sesquipedalian, sesquipedalia, polysyllable, polysyllabic word

usage: a very long word (a foot and a half long)

Adjective


1. sesquipedalian, pretentious (vs. unpretentious)

usage: given to the overuse of long words; "sesquipedalian orators"; "this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money"

2. polysyllabic, sesquipedalian, long (vs. short)

usage: (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; "sesquipedalian technical terms"

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