Synonyms of sesquipedalian
- 1. sesquipedalian, sesquipedalia, polysyllable, polysyllabic word
- usage: a very long word (a foot and a half long)
- 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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Definition and meaning of sesquipedalian (Dictionary)