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Some of the 7 Longest Words in the English Dictionary

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Dictionaries, currently hold every single word in the English language. Dictionaries started in 1582 holding about 8,000 words and have definitely been used many times.

Dictionaries, currently hold every single word in the English language. Dictionaries started in 1582 holding about 8,000 words and have definitely been used many times.

Dictionaries, currently hold every single word in the English language. Dictionaries started in 1582 holding about 8,000 words and have definitely been used many times.

Reyna T., Staff Writer

Most people use a dictionary at least once a year, for the English language is a complex one. Whether you are a grammar junkie or not, here are 7 of the longest words in the English dictionary.

1. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the English dictionary with 45 letters. The definition of this word is lung disease caused by inhalation of silica or quartz dust. 

2. Parastratiosphecomyia-Stratiosphecomyioides

Parastratiosphecomyia-Stratiosphecomyioides makes second on the list with 42 letters. This is a type of soldier fly species that is native to Thailand.

3. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is definitely a word most people have heard. This word was described in the movie, “Mary Poppins,” as a word to say when you have nothing to say. With 34 words this word is included in only some English dictionaries.\

4. Floccinaucinihilipilification

Floccinaucinihilipilification is a word defined as valueless and has 29 letters. This word is usually used to define itself in examples as for not many people use this word at all.

5. Antidisestablishmentarianism

Antidisestablishmentarianism has 28 letters and means the desire for the government to help certain churches and/or religions. A fun fact to know is that the word has two negatives. “Anti” and “Dis”  which cancel each other out.  

6. Honorificabilitudinitatibus

Honorificabilitudinitatibus has 27 letters and is often used to describe something that is honorable. This word can be used to describe itself since it made our list.

7. Incomprehensibilities

Incomprehensibilities” makes the end of our list with 21 letters. The definition is the quality of being “incomprehensible”

 

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