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floccinaucinihilipilification

Line breaks: flocci|nauci|nihili|pili¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of floccinaucinihilipilification in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.
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.

Origin

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 Eton Latin Grammar.

Usage

Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use. For more details see antidisestablishmentarianism (usage).

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