Definition of floccinaucinihilipilification in English:

floccinaucinihilipilification

noun

rare
  • The action or habit of estimating something as worthless. (The word is used chiefly as a curiosity.).

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

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

/ˌfläksəˌnôsəˌnīˌhiləˌpiləfiˈkāSHən/