adjective Also ses·quip·e·dal [ses-kwip-i-dl]. /sɛsˈkwɪp ɪ dl/.
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Origin of sesquipedalian
OTHER WORDS FROM sesquipedalianses·qui·pe·dal·i·ty [ses-kwi-pi-dal-i-tee], /ˌsɛs kwɪ pɪˈdæl ɪ ti/, ses·qui·pe·da·li·an·ism, ses·quip·e·dal·ism [ses-kwip-i-dl-iz-uhm, ‐kwi-peed-l-iz-uhm], /sɛsˈkwɪp ɪ dlˌɪz əm, ‐kwɪˈpid lˌɪz əm/, nounun·ses·qui·pe·da·li·an, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sesquipedalian
You know I am nothing if not "sesquipedalian" and scientific; and a word of five syllables will do for both qualities.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
That colored orator and model letter-writer must look to his sesquipedalian fame.
The story of any incident, to be realistic, will admit neither of sesquipedalian grandeur nor of grotesque images.Thackeray|Anthony Trollope
I felt satisfied it was a friendly one; and was now more anxious than ever of overtaking its sesquipedalian owner.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
The description of the scene, in somewhat sesquipedalian Latin, is quoted by Spitta, i. 801.Sebastian Bach|Reginald Lane Poole