sesquipedalianism

  • 1 Sesquipedalianism — Ses qui*pe*da li*an*ism, Sesquipedalism Ses*quip e*dal*ism, n. Sesquipedality. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 sesquipedalianism — index fustian Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 sesquipedalianism — ses·qui·pe·da·lian·ism …

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  • 5 sesquipedalianism — …

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  • 6 Sesquipedalism — Sesquipedalianism Ses qui*pe*da li*an*ism, Sesquipedalism Ses*quip e*dal*ism, n. Sesquipedality. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Peter Bowler — is an Australian lexicographer and author of The Superior Person s Book of Words , The Superior Person s Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words , and The Superior Person s Third Book of Well Bred Words . He specializes in esoteric, arcane,… …

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  • 8 sesquipedalian — sesquipedality /ses kwi pi dal i tee/, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedalism /ses kwip i dl iz euhm, kwi peed l iz euhm/, n. /ses kwi pi day lee euhn, dayl yeuhn/, adj. Also, sesquipedal /ses kwip i dl/. 1. given to using long words. 2. (of a word)… …

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  • 9 fustian — I adjective bombastic, declamatory, flatulent, gausape, grandiloquent, grandiose, high flown, high sounding, inflated, mouthy, orotund, pompous, pretentious, ranting, swollen, tumid, turgid II noun affectation, altiloquence, bombast, bombastic… …

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  • 10 bad taste — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, Gothicism, barbarism, barbarousness, bombasticness, bourgeois taste, cacology, cacophony, camp, campiness, clumsiness, coarseness, crudeness, cumbrousness, dysphemism, gracelessness, grossness, harshness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 barbarism — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Irish bull, Neanderthalism, age of ignorance, animality, antiphrasis, bad taste, barbarity, barbarousness, benightedness, benightment, bestiality, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, cacology, cacophony,… …

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  • 12 cacophony — Synonyms and related words: Babel, Gothicism, agitation, atonalism, atonality, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, bedlam, bluster, bombasticness, brawl, broil, brouhaha, cacology, chaos, clinker, clumsiness, coarseness, commotion, confusion of… …

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  • 13 coarseness — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, animalism, animality, bad manners, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bodily size, body, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, bulk, cacology, cacophony,… …

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  • 14 harshness — Synonyms and related words: Babel, Gothicism, Spartanism, abominability, abruptness, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, animality, aphonia, artificial voice, asperity, astringency, atrocity, austerity …

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  • 15 impropriety — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, Gothicism, aberrance, aberrancy, abnormality, anomaly, atrocity, bad taste, badness, barbarism, barbarousness, blunder, bombasticness, bourgeois taste, breach, cacology, cacophony, camp, campiness,… …

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  • 16 impurity — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, adulteration, amorality, backsliding, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, black sheep, blemish, bombasticness, cacology, cacophony, carnality, clumsiness, coarseness, contaminant, contamination, corruption …

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  • 17 infelicity — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, abnormality, aching heart, agony, agony of mind, anguish, anomaly, antiphrasis, bad taste, bale, barbarism, barbarousness, bitterness, bleeding heart, bombasticness, broken heart, cacology, cacophony,… …

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  • 18 mouthful — Synonyms and related words: bellyful, bit, bite, bolus, bumper, capacity, champ, charge, chaw, chew, chomp, chunk, complement, cram, crush, cud, fill, full house, full measure, gnash, gob, hard words, high sounding words, hunk, jam up, jawbreaker …

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  • 19 ponderousness — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, aridity, avoirdupois, awkwardness, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, barrenness, beef, beefiness, bloodlessness, bombasticness, boorishness, bulkiness, bumblingness, cacology, cacophony, characterlessness …

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  • 20 roughness — Synonyms and related words: CAT, Gothicism, abruptness, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aerospace, aerosphere, aggressiveness, air hole, air pocket, airspace, animality, arrhythmia, asperity, astringency, atrocity …

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