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Sesquipedalian

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Sesquipedalian (adjective): Characterized by long words; long winded.

Sesquipedalian (adjective): Characterized by long words; long winded.

How ironic that a word that describes long-winded wordiness is in itself long-winded.

"Many authors resort to sesquipedalian language to mask the fact that they don't know what they're talking about."