sesquipedalia


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Related to sesquipedalia: convoluted, disencumber, sesquipedalian
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Noun1.sesquipedalia - a very long word (a foot and a half long)
polysyllabic word, polysyllable - a word of more than three syllables
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While this is very much a case of Horace's sesquipedalia verba (words a foot and a half long), as far as the creative use of English goes these days, it seems loquacity is not the problem; rather, it is the use of sloppy construction, euphemism, and loathsome phrasing that one would cross the road to avoid if they were people.
et tragicus plerumque dolet sermone pedestri, Telephus et Peleus cum, pauper et exsul, uterque proicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba, si curat cor spectantis tetigisse querella.
Scholar in the World, they are Sesquipedalia Verba, which their Linguo is