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-uh m, ‐kwi-peed-l-iz-uh m] /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
Fact was, he had monologued it in his most sesquipedalian phraseology.Memories and Anecdotes|Kate Sanborn
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
He was indebted to a ruse of Aunt Margaret for his historic and sesquipedalian name.The Cave by the Beech Fork|Henry S. Spalding
The story of any incident, to be realistic, will admit neither of sesquipedalian grandeur nor of grotesque images.Thackeray|Anthony Trollope
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