sesquipedalian


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Synonyms for sesquipedalian

having many syllables

Synonyms for sesquipedalian

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

given to the overuse of long words

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(of words) long and ponderous

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In fact, we suggest using spell checkers with caution and urge extra suspicion of grammar checkers, which can offer weak and sometimes inaccurate alternatives, especially when faced with long sentences like this one, full of sesquipedalian words.
Take for example the following sesquipedalian pair of lines from an earlier scene when Leno the pimp and his partner Chum have just washed ashore.
Budget presentations involve acrobatic juggling of sesquipedalian and obfuscatory arcana of the most baffling proportions.
As the last example demonstrates, Horse Latin does tend to lead to long words, and one can easily go astray in the middle of sesquipedalian constructions (sibesquibipibedibalibiban cibonstribuctibons).
But they've got an experienced sub-editor down there in Cardiff who applies the blue pencil, very gently, if my sentences get too sesquipedalian.
They have finally come up with a splendiferous exponent of sesquipedalian language.
Stuart, the stolid banker, is commonsensical, philistine, practical, and unromantic; Oliver is witty, feckless, romantic, erudite, aphoristic, sesquipedalian, and rarely employed for long; Gillian, an art restorer, is more enigmatic, less forthcoming.
Black managed to get sesquipedalian (favoring the use of long words) in a satirical opinion piece recently.