Definition of floccinaucinihilipilification in English:

floccinaucinihilipilification

noun

rare
  • [mass noun] The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

    • ‘Humans are quick to partake in the floccinaucinihilipilification process, it has happened before and it will happen repeatedly until evolution explicates perfect men.’

Usage

Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use. For more details see antidisestablishmentarianism

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin flocci, nauci, nihili, pili (words meaning at little value) + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Eton Latin Grammar.

Pronunciation:

floccinaucinihilipilification

/ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/