floccinaucinihilipilification

The categorizing of something that is useless or trivial

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  • Floccinaucinihilipilification — (Audio|Floccinaucinihilipilification.ogg|listen American English: Audio|Floc.ogg|listen see below for more pronunciation possibilities) (or variously floccipaucinihilipilification , as described in You English Words by John Moore) is the act of… …   Wikipedia

  • Floccinaucinihilipilification — ( anhören?/i) ist mit 29 Buchstaben das längste Wort in der ersten Auflage des Oxford English Dictionary und bedeutet Geringschätzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — action or habit of estimating as worthless, 1741, a combination of four Latin words (flocci, nauci, nihili, pilifi) all signifying at a small price or for nothing, which were listed together in a rule of the well known Eton Latin Grammar. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — /flok seuh naw seuh nuy hil euh pil euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language). [1735 45; < L flocci + nauci + nihili + pili all… …   Universalium

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — noun /ˌflɒksɪˌnɒsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən,ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnaɪɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant. I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci nauci nihili pili fication of money. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — n. habit or action of judging or estimating something as worthless or having no value …   English contemporary dictionary

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — [ˌflɒksɪˌnɔ:sɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪ keɪʃ(ə)n] noun rare the action or habit of estimating something as worthless. Origin C18: from L. flocci, nauci, nihili, pili (words meaning at little value ) + fication …   English new terms dictionary

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — /flɒksɪnaʊsɪnihɪlipɪlifəˈkeɪʃən/ (say floksinowsineehileepileefuh kayshuhn) noun (humorous) the action or practice of estimating as worthless. {Latin flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, all meaning of small value and listed in a rule of the Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • floccinaucinihilipilification — /flok seuh naw seuh nuy hil euh pil euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language). [1735 45; < L flocci + nauci + nihili + pili all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Longest word in English — The identity of the longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitutes a word in the English language, as well as how length should be compared. In addition to words derived naturally from the language s roots (without any… …   Wikipedia

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