sesquipedalian


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sesquipedalian

adjective grandiloquent, lengthy, long, magniloquent, multisyllabic, pedantic, sonorous
See also: turgid
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So strong and so strongly expressed are Babich's views on many aspects of Nietzsche's thought that they require a reader with a lively tolerance of Auseinandersetzung (in the strongest sense of this sesquipedalian word).
In a few very rare cases Schott proposes a sesquipedalian teutonym where a perfectly serviceable English term already exists--there's no pressing need for Pissoirzuruckhaltung when we already have paruresis, nor Schwiegermutterkurvenlanghals when rubbernecking will do.
At one point, Pascoe is said to adopt 'the sesquipedalian style' for police press conferences and he actually refers to the mental state of the hunted killer as 'disjunctive and aleatoric'.
Examples: polysyllabic, sesquipedalian, pentasyllabic, terse, inflected, enunciable, inanimate, sybillant.
One way, obviously, is to comb dictionaries, or better yet specialized lexicons of medicine or chemistry, for something suitably sesquipedalian.
Skelton maintained that the most sesquipedalian word in the English language is the one that follows the voice that streams from your radio or TV set and announces, "And now a word from our sponsors.
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