Talk:Longest word in English

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According to Merriam-Webster, electroencephalographically is the longest word. (27 letters)

There is apparently a word longer than Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.[edit]

The word is “Aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic”. It's a specialized term that describes the spa waters in Bath, England. (talk) 01:15, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Meaning "breaking down of organizational barriers", is a 22-letter word that is very topical in today's management speak and is anything but contrived. It's hard to see what shorter synonym could replace it. It's in the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries, while its "non-undoing" form "compartmentalization" (20 letters) is in Meriam Webster. (talk) 13:08, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is not "never used" as my colleagues and I DO use it. Never means no one anywhere but that is simply untrue. Seldom used is acceptable. Rarely used. etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:588:C504:FDA0:9DEF:D80D:E8D3:C44E (talk) 23:38, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]