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1. sesquipedalian

adjective. given to the overuse of long words.

Antonyms

  • unretentive

Etymology

  • sesquipedalis (Latin)
  • sesqui- (English)

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2. sesquipedalian

noun. a very long word (a foot and a half long).

Synonyms

  • polysyllable
  • polysyllabic word

Antonyms

  • scarce
  • sound
  • tasteful

Etymology

  • sesquipedalis (Latin)
  • sesqui- (English)

3. sesquipedalian

adjective. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables.

Synonyms

  • long

Antonyms

  • nonsyllabic
  • improvident

Etymology

  • sesquipedalis (Latin)
  • sesqui- (English)
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