exsufflicate

Something which is silly or triffling

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Exsufflicate — Ex*suf fli*cate, a. Empty; frivolous. [A Shakespearean word only once used.] [1913 Webster] Such exsufflicate and blown surmises. Shak. (Oth. iii. 3, 182). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exsufflicate — /ik sufˈli kāt/ adjective (Shakespeare) Puffed out ORIGIN: L ex out, and sufflāre to blow out, from sub under, and flāre to blow • • • exsuffˈlate transitive verb 1. To blow away 2. To exorcize by blowing away exsufflāˈtion noun 1. Expiration …   Useful english dictionary

  • exsufflicate — adjective empty, inflated, frivolous exchange me for a goat, / When I shall turn the business of my soul / To such exsufflicate and blown surmises …   Wiktionary

  • exsufflate — exsuffˈlate transitive verb 1. To blow away 2. To exorcize by blowing away • • • Main Entry: ↑exsufflicate …   Useful english dictionary

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