Sesquipedalianism Ses`qui*pe*da"li*an*ism, Sesquipedalism Ses*quip"e*dal*ism, n. Sesquipedality. [1913 Webster]

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  • sesquipedalianism — noun a) The practice of using long, sometimes obscure, words in speech or writing. b) A very long word. See Also: sequi , sesquipedal, sesquipedian …   Wiktionary

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