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antidisestablishmentarianism

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the doctrine or political position that opposes the withdrawal of state recognition of an established church; -- used especially concerning the Anglican Church in England. Opposed to disestablishmentarianism.

Etymologies

From anti- + disestablishmentarian + -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Modern antidisestablishmentarianism is a real danger for the integrity of the church, even if getting to use my favorite third-grade spelling word in context is a hoot.

    Waldo Jaquith - The Book of Matthew engrossed by House with a floor substitute.

  • If I push it, I can dredge up "Rotarian," which is not much help, as well as "antidisestablishmentarianism" -- a word even longer than Singularitarianism, which is also related to the subject of religion.

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  • For a glimpse of that masterful figure, fast forward to "Almost Famous" and the casual drop of "antidisestablishmentarianism" into a heated diss, or the arresting "No Love", which pits a pinging Em in a friendly against Lil Wayne.

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  • I also gave her a copy of the dictonary's definition for "antidisestablishmentarianism," which she got a good chuckle out of.

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  • I've gotta tell you how funny, warm and cool these three guys were telling wonderful stories about working with industry greats like Bill Gaines, Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood and Harvey Kurtzman while putting together many classic humor strips that became the very model of "antidisestablishmentarianism" for multiple generations of comic book fans.

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  • My dad loved learning to spell, pronounce, and use-in-sentences big words, and of course I knew how to spell "antidisestablishmentarianism" before I was 5.

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  • This well-meaning law ensures that schools will be closed if their special ed students and non-native speakers of English cannot spell "antidisestablishmentarianism" or solve rudimentary problems in thermodynamics.

    The Wartime President

  • Completely daft suggestions will be ignored, so no suggestions of 'antidisestablishmentarianism' along with a title of 'sex lives of cornflakes.'

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  • Again, while "antidisestablishmentarianism" is a real word, it's not in answers. com, so it's disqualified.

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  • When I was a kid, rumor had it that "antidisestablishmentarianism" was the longest word in the English language.

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