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There is a 189,819 letter word for the chemical Titin which is the longest word (ever). It is disputed whether it is a word or not, though.
There is a 183 letter word that is the largest to appear in literature but not in the dictionary. It means "the name of a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, flesh, fowl, and sauces." It was translated from Greek.
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letter word) is the longest word to appear in a dictionary. It means a lung disease caused by inhaling fine particles of dust.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (34 letters) comes in at number 4.
Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters) is a type of inherited disorder and is the largest non-coined word in a dictionary.
Floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters) is a habit of describing something is unimportant and is largest non-challenged non-technical word in a dictionary.
The famous Antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters) is 7th and means the movement or ideology that opposes disestablishment. This is the longest word constructed by adding prefixes and suffixes to a base word.
Honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) means the state of being able to achieve honors and is the largest word with alternating consonants and vowels.