As we often use short words in our daily conversations, it is interesting to look at the 50 longest words that exist in the English language.
In this article, we’ll take a journey through some of the longest words in English and their meanings, and discover the fascinating stories behind them.
50 longest words in English
- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters)
- Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (30 letters)
- Floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters)
- Antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters)
- Honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters)
- Thyroparathyroidectomized (24 letters)
- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses (46 letters)
- Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters)
- Hepaticocholangiocholecystenterostomies (37 letters)
- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (34 letters)
- Immunoelectrophoretically (27 letters)
- Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (24 letters)
- Electroencephalographically (27 letters)
- Magnetohydrodynamically (24 letters)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (21 letters)
- Psychoneuroendocrinological (27 letters)
- Psychopharmacological (22 letters)
- Neuroendocrinological (21 letters)
- Otorhinolaryngological (22 letters)
- Pneumoencephalographically (26 letters)
- Microspectrophotometrically (26 letters)
- Spectrophotometrically (22 letters)
- Overintellectualization (22 letters)
- Counterinterpretations (21 letters)
- Deinstitutionalization (23 letters)
- Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (27 letters)
- Hyperaggressiveness (19 letters)
- Immunohistochemistry (21 letters)
- Electrocardiographically (24 letters)
- Phosphatidylethanolamine (25 letters)
- Intercomprehensibilities (24 letters)
- Immunofluorescently (20 letters)
- Dichlorodifluoromethane (24 letters)
- Electrooculographies (20 letters)
- Counterrevolutionaries (23 letters)
- Electroretinography (19 letters)
- Thyroparathyroidectomize (23 letters)
- Ultrarevolutionaries (20 letters)
- Immunocytochemistry (21 letters)
- Deoxyribonucleic (17 letters)
- Nonrepresentational (19 letters)
- Deoxyribonucleic acid (21 letters)
- Nonproliferation (17 letters)
- Deinstitutionalizing (21 letters)
- Immunoelectrophoretic (21 letters)
- Demethylchlortetracycline (25 letters)
- Internationalization (20 letters)
- Deoxyribonucleotide (19 letters)
- Constitutionalization (21 letters)
- Reinstitutionalization (22 letters)
50 longest words in English with meaning
1. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: A technical word for a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust.
2. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane: A chemical compound formerly used as an insecticide.
3. Floccinaucinihilipilification: The act of deeming something worthless or insignificant.
4. Antidisestablishmentarianism: A political position opposing the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church.
5. Honorificabilitudinitatibus: A word coined by William Shakespeare, meaning “the state of being able to achieve honors.”
6. Thyroparathyroidectomized: Describes someone who has undergone the surgical removal of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Plural form of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
8. Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism: A genetic disorder resembling pseudohypoparathyroidism but without the associated hormonal abnormalities.
9. Hepaticocholangiocholecystenterostomies: Surgical procedures involving establishing connections between the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and intestines.
10. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: A nonsense word from the musical “Mary Poppins” meant to represent something extraordinary or impressive.
In a manner related to the technique of separating and analyzing proteins using both electrophoresis and immunological reactions.
12. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon: A chemical compound used as a refrigerant and aerosol propellant.
13. Electroencephalographically: In a manner relating to the measurement and recording of electrical brain activity.
14. Magnetohydrodynamically: In a manner related to the study of the behavior of electrically conducting fluids in magnetic fields.
15. Tetrahydrocannabinol: The principal psychoactive compound found in cannabis, responsible for its intoxicating effects.
16. Psychoneuroendocrinological: Pertaining to the study of the interactions between psychological, neurological, and endocrine processes.
17. Psychopharmacological: Relating to the study of the effects of drugs on mental processes and behavior.
Concerning the study of the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems.
19. Otorhinolaryngological: Relating to the study of the ears, nose, and throat.
20. Pneumoencephalographically: In a manner related to the process of injecting air or gas into the cerebral ventricles for X-ray examination.
21. Microspectrophotometrically: In a manner related to the measurement and analysis of the absorption or transmission of light by microscopic samples.
22. Spectrophotometrically: In a manner related to the measurement and analysis of the intensity of light as a function of its wavelength.
23. Overintellectualization: Approaching or analyzing something with excessive intellectualization or theoretical speculation.
24. Counterinterpretations: Alternative explanations or interpretations that go against the prevailing or commonly accepted views.
25. Deinstitutionalization: The process of transferring individuals from long-term institutions, such as hospitals or asylums, to community-based care.
A compound commonly used as a chelating agent to bind and remove metal ions.
27. Hyperaggressiveness: An excessive or extreme level of aggression or hostility.
28. Immunohistochemistry: A laboratory technique that combines immunological and histological methods to study the distribution of antigens in tissues.
29. Electrocardiographically: In a manner related to the recording and interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart.
30. Phosphatidylethanolamine: A phospholipid molecule that is a major component of cell membranes.
31. Intercomprehensibilities: The ability of individuals who speak different languages to understand each other to some extent.
32. Immunofluorescently: In a manner related to the use of fluorescent dyes or antibodies to detect specific antigens in biological samples.
33. Dichlorodifluoromethane: A colorless gas once used as a refrigerant but is now largely banned due to its contribution to ozone depletion.
34. Electrooculographies: Records or measurements of the electrical potentials generated by eye movements.
35. Counterrevolutionaries: Individuals who oppose or resist a revolution or seek to overturn its effects.
36. Electroretinography: The measurement and recording of the electrical responses of the retina to light stimulation.
37. Thyroparathyroidectomize: To surgically remove the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
38. Ultrarevolutionaries: Individuals or groups advocating extreme or radical changes in society or government.
39. Immunocytochemistry: A laboratory technique used to localize specific proteins or antigens within cells using antibodies and fluorescent dyes.
50 longest words in English with meaning
Relating to the genetic material that carries the instructions for the development and functioning of living organisms (DNA).
41. Nonrepresentational: Not representing or depicting objects or figures in a recognizable or realistic manner.
42. Deoxyribonucleic acid: The molecule that carries genetic information in most living organisms (DNA).
43. Nonproliferation: The policy or process of preventing or limiting the spread, especially of nuclear weapons or technology.
44. Deinstitutionalizing: The act or process of transitioning individuals from long-term institutions to community-based care.
45. Immunoelectrophoretic: Relating to a laboratory technique combining electrophoresis and immunological reactions to separate and analyze proteins.
46. Demethylchlortetracycline: A synthetic antibiotic drug used to treat various infections.
47. Internationalization: The process of expanding or extending activities, operations, or policies to encompass multiple countries or cultures.
48. Deoxyribonucleotide: A building block of DNA consisting of a deoxyribose sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogenous base.
49. Constitutionalization: The process of incorporating principles or provisions into a constitution.
50. Reinstitutionalization: The act or process of reintroducing or reestablishing institutions that were previously dismantled or abolished.