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sesquipedalian
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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given to the overuse of long words; or of a very long word
  • Visually, Stephen's: The traditional figure of hypostasis, depicted by Johannes Damascenus, Lentulus Romanus and Epiphanius Monachus as leucodermic, sesquipedalian with winedark hair.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (34% in)

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