sesquipedalianism


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Sesquipedalianism is an obscure, seldom heard, big word that refers to writers who are obsessed with obscure, seldom heard, big words.
Of course, the language of this brawl is usually academic and Latinate, mostly fought with the manly sesquipedalianisms of science jargon.
In its most prestigious journal, the Creation Research Society Quarterly, one finds even the lesser trappings so loved by big-time scientists: pompous titles, sesquipedalianisms, Latin words, scientific jargon, even the metric system.