The longest words in the world, and what they mean

Looking beyond "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Stars Insider

24/05/23 | StarsInsider


If you think about it, words are perhaps the single greatest invention of mankind. Language has separated us from most other animals, and has allowed us to not only transmit information in an efficient way, but has also opened up an infinitely vast world of creative expression. We can all agree, however, that language isn't always a walk in the park.

Sometimes we can't find the right words for what we want to say, and other times the words available to us are impossibly long and complex. We've all heard "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and we all know it's not exactly a 'real' word. So what are they longest words in the world, and how could we ever possibly use them? Read on to find out.

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