The 3 longest words in the English dictionary — and what they mean

English is an odd and unique language. We "write," we can be "right," and we perform a "rite." But even more interesting than the inconsistencies of our language are the lengthy and seldom used words hidden among our dictionaries.

According to Merriam-Webster, for something to be considered a word it must:

  1. Have widespread usage
  2. Have sustained usage
  3. Have meaningful usage

By that definition, here are the 3 longest words in the English dictionary.

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