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hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia


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(Noun) The fear of long words. Does anyone else sense the irony here...?
Usage: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobes run in fear at the sight of 'hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia'.

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(Noun) The fear of long words.
Usage: After the son heard that he had hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, he became frightened.

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(Noun) a fear of exceptionally large words
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(Noun) The fear of long words/ an oxymoron
Usage: I'm sorry son, you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. (son screams)

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(Noun) fear of long words
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia rate
(Noun) the fear of long words
Usage: Doctor: Gilbert, it seems like you have hippopotomonstrosesquipadalleophobia.

Gilbert: EEK, DON'T SAY THAT!

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(Noun) the fear of big words.
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To fear long words

The pronunciation can be broken down into the different root words as follows:
hippopoto-monstro-sesquipidalia-phobia

It is theorized that hippopoto may not be necessary to retain the same definition since hippopoto (from hippopotamus) is inclined to mean large, as well as monstro (from monstrous), sesquipidalia is derived from sesquipedalian (a person who uses large words) and obviously phobia meaning fear of
Usage: John ran away from the Harvard lecture because he has hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

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(Noun) fear of long words.
Usage: That person has hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

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(Noun) A fear of long words.
Usage: Mandy has hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, so her teacher doesn't allow her to read complex books.

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To be scared large things.
It's the longest word.
Usage: Corbin had hippopotomonstrosesquipadalleophobia


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