- Given to the overuse of long words "sesquipedalian orators"; "this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money"
- Long and ponderous; having many syllables"sesquipedalian technical terms"
On the other hand, I think it's nice to have words like that ready for use. You never know when some graneloquent blowhard with a marked predilection for polysyllabic utterances will have to pause for a breath.
That'll be your chance to say "that's rather sesquipedalian, don't you think?"
Or, not. But now you can decide whether or not to throw that word into a conversation.
What can I say? I'm one of those people who read dictionaries for fun.