Word of the Day–Floccinaucinihilipilification

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Pronounced:  \flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-KEY-shuh n\

noun:
The action or habit of estimating (judging) something as valueless, worthless, or trivial.

 

Origin:
1741, a combination of four Latin words ( flocci, nauci, nihili, pilifi) all meaning “at a small price” or “for nothing,” which were listed together in a rule of the well-known Eton Latin Grammar.  Floccinaucinihilipilification  is one of the longest words in the English Language.

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