The longest words in the english language

Do you like to use long words and sound extra fancy?  This is a partial list of some of the longest words in the english language.  The longest word on earth is not on this list.  It’s so long that it would take me 9 years to copy and paste it.  Use these in the meantime!


t’s 45 beautiful letters long.  An inflated version of silicosis, this is the full scientific name for a disease that causes inflammation in the lungs owing to the inhalation of very fine silica dust. Despite its inclusion in the dictionary, it’s generally considered superfluous, having been coined simply to claim the title of the longest English word.


The longest accepted binomial construction, at 42 letters, is a species of soldier fly native to lovely Thailand.   These cute little guys only live about 5 – 8 days.


This 30-letter thyroid disorder is the longest non-coined word to appear in a major dictionary.  I need some extra coins.


A  blend of five Latin roots, it refers to the act of describing something as having little or no value. While it made the cut in the Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster volumes refuse to recognize it, chalking up its existence to little more than linguistic ephemera


At 17 characters, this is the longest accepted isogram, a word in which every letter is used only once.  This fancy word refers to the underlying dermal matrix that determines the pattern formed by the whorls, arches, and ridges of our fingerprints.  Duh!

If you like long numbers then eat some Pi

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