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English adjective: sesquipedalian

1. sesquipedalian given to the overuse of long words


SamplesSesquipedalian orators.
This sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money.


Similarpretentious


Antonymsunpretentious

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


SamplesSesquipedalian technical terms.


Synonymspolysyllabic


Similarlong


Antonymsshort


English noun: sesquipedalian

1. sesquipedalian (communication) a very long word (a foot and a half long)


Synonymssesquipedalia


Broader (hypernym)polysyllabic word, polysyllable









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