This is the result of an ongoing project to collect and distribute the
most obscure and rare words in the English language. It also contains a
few words which do not have equivalent words in English. At present,
dictionary contains approximately 2700 words, though it is constantly
Following a large number of requests, pronounciations are now being
added to the listing, although it will be a long time before they are
After almost three years of work, the new
Third Edition of the Grandiloquent Dictionary
is now available as a PDF
Including ~500 Words Not in the Online
In honour of ten years of the Grandiloquent Dictionary being available online, a special edition print version has been published! It can be purchased online in softcover or hardcover. In the coming months I will also be working on a distribution deal to have it sold through a number of other online retailers.
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NOTE: Due to a few inconsiderate
people who have copied this dictionary and claimed ownership (including
one site owner who has repeatedly denied doing so even though his pages
list my e-mail address as well) I have been forced to add a copyright
page. Please read it if you intend to use any of this material.
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