Meaning of antidisestablishmentarianism in English:



mass noun rare
  • Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England.

    ‘I never realized that you leaned towards antidisestablishmentarianism’
    • ‘Those who opposed disestablishmentarians, and there were many, particularly in Ireland and Wales, were thus supporters of antidisestablishmentarianism.’



/ˌantɪˌdɪsɪˌstablɪʃm(ə)nˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/ /ˌantɪˌdɪsɛˌstablɪʃm(ə)nˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/


Antidisestablishmentarianism is very occasionally found in genuine use, but it is most often cited as an example of a very long word. Other similar curiosities are floccinaucinihilipilification and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (the longest word in this dictionary). The longest word to be encountered in Britain is the Welsh place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is generally abbreviated to Llanfair PG; this name was created in the 19th century