floccinaucinihilipilification

[ flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌflɒk səˌnɔ səˌnaɪ hɪl əˌpɪl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language).

Nearby words

  1. floatstone,
  2. floaty,
  3. flob,
  4. floc,
  5. floccillation,
  6. floccose,
  7. flocculant,
  8. floccular,
  9. flocculate,
  10. flocculation

Origin of floccinaucinihilipilification

1735–45; < Latin floccī + naucī + nihilī + pilī all meaning “of little or no value, trifling” + -fication

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019