Longest Words In The English Language

iCal iconHave you ever wondered what the longest words in the English dictionary are? I did to, so I went searching and found the longest words that are present. Some of these you should pop into a regular conversation, show how smart you are (or stupid)


1)

In at 1185 letters it is:

acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylva
lylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylgluta
mylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinylthreonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginy
lglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthr
eonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylva
lyltryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylph
enylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparagi
nylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylt
hreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylgl
utamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonyl
alanylglutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylas
partylalanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasp
araginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleuc
yltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutamylserylmet
hionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine.
Supposedly a Coat Protein, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlemense Strain molecule, it has 1185 with the combination of yl appearing 166 times. In fact each of the molecule bas stands is said with yl appearing after it. Slip that on einto a conversation and you will there forever.

2)

With 85 letters it is

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu

The place name for Hawkes bay in New Zealand although shortened to Taumata for ease of converstation.

3)

In at 45 letters it is:

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

A factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust usually found in volcanoes' also known as Black lung disease, not very nice to have or say on your medical form. (Also known as pneumoconiosis)

4)

In at 39 (slowly getting shorter) is:

HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES

A surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder. Now you no which word to use use when describing that place to your doctor.

5)

Both in at 37 is:

FORMALDEHYDETETRAMETHYLAMIDOFLUORIMUM
DIMETHYLAMIDOPHENYLDIMETHYLPYRAZOLONE

By the sounds of it they are both chemicals.

6)

31 letters:

DICHLORODIPHENYLTRICHLOROETHANE

Again another chemical.

After this point, there are a lot of words with 30 letters, so there is not much point going into them. Although there are some notable mentions.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion

Both places in Wales with lots of letters, but since words in Welsh are not English, they don't count.

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS (34 letters)
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Not actually appearing in the English dictionary it cannot be counted as a word. Still very long though.

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (28 letters)

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Firmly believed by some as the longest word in the dictionary it means : "The belief which opposes removing the tie between church and state."

Hopefully you are now more clued up for conversation where you have to use long words. If you believe there are any errors please leave a comment.
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