1.1Characterized by long words; long-winded: the sesquipedalian prose of scientific journals
More example sentences
- The work started as a monologue, a rather sesquipedalian, somewhat dithering Englishwoman's reverie about Kabul based on a 1965 guidebook to that city.
- The English of the New Jerusalem Bible and New American Bible is sesquipedalian and nearly impossible to read aloud at times.
- This isn't some pretentious, sesquipedalian piece of drivel, but a mad, inspired, fun must-read.
Definition of sesquipedalian in:
- The British & World English dictionary