What is the longest word in the English language

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  1. tom_caton profile image82
    tom_catonposted 6 years ago

    What is the longest word in the English language

    What does it mean? Use it in a sentence...

  2. profile image0
    silvana1955posted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure,find this in Wikipedia

  3. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    The old joke says, "smiles"...there's a mile between each "s."  It means that's what you're supposed to do when I write this answer. wink

  4. Hezmyjoy profile image60
    Hezmyjoyposted 6 years ago

    The last I checked, and it has been awhile, I thought it was antidisestablishmentarianism.

  5. tom_caton profile image82
    tom_catonposted 6 years ago

    Well here's my contribution...

    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which is a phobia of long words.

    A sentence containing this word might go like...

    "You know I've got hippopotomonstroses...quip...quip..ed......


    ...I imagine

  6. clairemy profile image79
    clairemyposted 6 years ago

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis......means a supposed lung disease.infection.
    This is what your doctor would tell you if he could get his mouth around the wordIt has 45 letters in it.

  7. Mazzy Bolero profile image77
    Mazzy Boleroposted 6 years ago

    etraganopterygon (182 letters)

    This doesn't look much like an English word, but it is actually a translation of a word in a play by Aristophanes, which means a stew made up of all the leftovers from the previous two weeks.   I found this one when I researched long words to answer a question on Webanswers.  Although I don't speak ancient Greek, nor do I know much about Greek drama, I suspect this was a word invented by Aristophanes for comic effect, something like


    So it may not or may not count as a proper English word.


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