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playthebanjo's avatar

What is the longest word you know with no repeated letters?

Asked by playthebanjo (2944points) June 23rd, 2008

There have been many posts about long words…but it seems like all of them have lets of letter repeats. I have a feeling that this word will probably be pretty short.

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beast's avatar

subdermatoglyphic

playthebanjo's avatar

WOW…that’s pretty impressive

jrpowell's avatar

Omphaloskepsis

playthebanjo's avatar

sorry JP….that repeats the “s” and the “o” and the “p”

jrpowell's avatar

I thought you didn’t want the same letter next to each other. What you are looking for is slightly more difficult.

lefteh's avatar

I’m not going to lie, I pulled it from the depths of Google, but the second longest one behind beast’s is uncopyrightable.

playthebanjo's avatar

That sounds like a great thread too. (no repeat letters next to each other)

Thanks for your honesty lefteh. Nice word though

trudacia's avatar

smiley. There is a mile between the first and last letter.

robmandu's avatar

I almost thought it would be playthebanjo, but you just had to have a second “a” in there, didn’t you?

AstroChuck's avatar

Aegilops is the longest word in alphabetical order, and has no repeats.
Spoonfeed is in reverse alphabetical order, but has two redundent letters.
Ain’t words fun?

soundedfury's avatar

Honestly, this was on Yahoo! Answers and was easily found with a simple Google search. If you want a more complete list of longer isograms, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isogram

AstroChuck's avatar

@lefteh- Uncopyrightables is longer that Uncopyrightable.

lefteh's avatar

Pluralizing is totally cheating.

jkainz's avatar

I think that the plural in that case is acceptable!

beast's avatar

@Chuck

Actually, uncopyrightables is not a word. Uncopyrightable is an adjective, meaning that a copyright can’t be placed on a certain item. You were thinking it’s a noun, as in, “The uncopyrightables were stolen”. You can’t pluralize an adjective.

AstroChuck's avatar

No. You can definitely use that as a noun. If fact the sentence you use to argue the point makes perfect sense. Most adjectives in English can be used as nouns.

beast's avatar

I was using the sentece to say that it can’t be used as a noun. That sentece I used is gramatically incorrect.

See here for further information.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’m not arguing that it isn’t an adjective. I’m just saying most words we identify as adjectives can double as nouns, often in the same form. eg- What crazy people!
What a bunch of crazies!

lefteh's avatar

I’m with AstroChuck. Convertibles, edibles, detachables, etc.

AstroChuck's avatar

I always liked the name of Hawai’i’s state fish, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. Such a long named for such a tiny fish.

lefteh's avatar

I have a friend from Hawaii, and I’ve been known to pay him to pronounce that name. The guttural “ah-ah” sound at the end is the best.

asmonet's avatar

My favorite word has repeating letters. Floccinaucinihilipilification! Lamesauce. I’m impressed with everyone else’s answers though. :)

mk73662512's avatar

what is the longest word that has no repeated letter that has 15 letters???

robmandu's avatar

mk73662512, there are two (and they’re already mentioned here in this discussion): dermatoglyphics and uncopyrightable

aLbertOLiMPO's avatar

Ok Heres my word for you guys tell me if im the smartest cute guy hehehehe, the word that didnt repeat its letter is ” CONFIGURES”

janedelila's avatar

@AstroChuck and facetious has all the vowels in order too

AshlynM's avatar

computer
company
hospital
senior
asylum

danzmarvs's avatar

unpredictably

danzmarvs's avatar

there is no such word as uncopyrightable/s

danzmarvs's avatar

subdermatoglyphic and dermatoglyphics doesn’t exist, the longest then I know is unpredictably

danzmarvs's avatar

all of the long words I know is Questionably Expiration screamingly backgrounds unpredictably predictably

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