Word of the week – Floccinaucinihilipilification

floccinaucinihilipilification

noun

[mass noun] rare

  • the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Origin:

mid 18th century: from Latin floccinaucinihilipili (words meaning ‘at little value’) + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Eton Latin Grammar

Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use. 

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