Word of the Day: Sesquipedalian

ses-qui-pe-da-li-an / ˌseskwəpəˈdālyən

 

adjective

 

  1. containing many syllables

Perhaps sesquipedalian chemical names just sound dangerous.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, 1958-

 

  1. prone to using long words

…if you have difficulty deciphering my sesquipedalian language, then you must be even more intimidated by my magnitudinous appearance.

Peggy Christian, ?-