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floccinaucinihilipilification Syllabification: floc·ci·nau·ci·ni·hil·i·pil·i·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌfläksəˌnôsəˌnīˌhiləˌpiləfiˈkāSHən/

Definition of floccinaucinihilipilification in English:


The action or habit of estimating something as worthless. (The word is used chiefly as a curiosity.).
Example sentences
  • Humans are quick to partake in the floccinaucinihilipilification process, it has happened before and it will happen repeatedly until evolution explicates perfect men.


Mid 18th century: from Latin flocci, nauci, nihili, pili (words meaning 'at little value') + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Latin Grammar used at Eton College, an English public school.

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