Meaning of honorificabilitudinity in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒnəˌrɪfɪkəˌbɪlɪtjuːˈdɪnɪti/


  • Honourableness.

    Now rare in regular usage, but frequently cited as an example of an unusually long word, or (incorrectly) as the longest word in the English language. Sometimes with reference to Shakespeare's use of the Latin word.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin honorificabilitudinitas honourableness from honorificabilitudin-, honorificabilitudo honourableness + classical Latin -itās.