German’s supposedly longest word in the world’s vocabularies has been considered too much for the German bureaucrats and is being consigned as obsolete.
meaning “the law concerning the delegation of duties for the supervision of cattle marking and the labeling of beef’ is 63 letters long.
The Germans are renowned for their love of long words but they are not the only ones who like to create complex compound words as nouns. The Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes coined the 183 lettered
meaning a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, fowl and sauces.
(40 letters) something against constitution
(26 letters) the wife of a heir to the throne
(30 letters) the less farmed
(28 letters) unemployment benefit
(25 letters) adjustment difficulties
(48 letters) preparation activities for a children’s carnival procession
As for the English language there are somewhat fanciful claims for extremely long words. However, more realistically here are the following in descending length:
(45 letters) the longest word in a major dictionary, a technical word for a lung disease created by silica dust inhalation
(34 letters; from the Mary Poppins film and musical with a fanciful defintion)
(33 letters) which means the love of long words
(30 letters) the longest noncoined word in a major dictionary for a specific inherited medical disorder
(29 letters coined in 1741) meaning the categorizing of something that is useless or trivial (the longest unchallenged non-technical word)
(28 letters) the longest non-coined and non-technical word
(19 letters) train crossing point
(61 letters) technical warrant officer trainee specialized in aircraft jet engines
(25 letters) an automatic towel system for drying your hands
(34 letters) a municipality providing basic services
(25 letters) unconstitutionally
(48 letters) A cap used by a captain on the river of Donau.
(38 letters) exam for those who want to become a specialist in making pipes for bagpipes.
(24 letters) By mending shoes
(19 letters) otolaryngologist (throat-ear-nose specialist)
(47 letters) dressed in golden-shining, thundering and incandescent clothes
(21 letters) an anthill
(44 letters) “for your unprofaneable actions”
(28 letters) the least corruptible ones
(26 letters) to do something in a hurry
(30 letters) is a discipline that deals with the relationship between the functioning of the nervous system, the immune system and the endocrine system
(27 letters) the state of being able to achieve honours (the longest word in Shakespeare from Love’s Labour’s Lost)
(30 letters) we didn't pick rabbit cabbage
(19 letters) Otorhinolaringology
(22 letters) The sternocleidomastoid muscle is located in the front of the neck
(31 letters) girl living in Constantinople
(29 letters) unconstitutionally
(22 letters) wife of the Crown Prince
(24 letters) Old Church Slavik Language
(23 letters) the most difficult example to calculate
(23 letters) unconstitutionally
(21 letters) Person who favors or is part of the counter-revolution.
nordvästersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranläggningsmaterielunderhåll – suppföljningssystemdiskussionsinläggsförberedelsearbeten
(131 letters) north west sea coastal artillery reconnaissance flight simulator facility equipment maintenance follow-up discussion posts preparatory work
(28 letters) They are said to belong to the family that came from Afyonkarahisar
(70 letters) As if you would be from those we can not easily/quickly make a maker of unsuccessful ones
(31 letters) Are you from çekostravakyalı?
(58 letters) village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, lietral meaning: St Mary's in Hollow of the White Hazel near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave
The concept and examples featured on this page have been provided by Adam Jacot de Boinod
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