sesquipedalian

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Photo from Merriam Webster’s dictionary.

One of my favorite words is sesquipedalian.  It is a great polysyllabic adjective.

Sesquipedalian’s first word definition is having many syllables: long.  Like the sesquipedalian technical terms used in medicine.

Its second word definition is given to or characterized by the use of long words.  The sesquipedalian prose of medical journals.

I love the sesquipedalian nature of the word ‘sesquipedalian.’

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