1. given to the overuse of long words
- sesquipedalian orators
- this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money
Similar word(s): pretentious
2. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables
- sesquipedalian technical terms
Sentences with sesquipedalian as an adjective:
- More people know the sesquipedalian word "antidisestablishmentarianism" than know what it means.
- Our dinner guest was so sesquipedalian that no one could understand what he said.