desipience

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin desipientia, from desipere ‘to be foolish’.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

desipience (uncountable)

  1. silliness, folly
    • 1965: Half by desipience, half by proclivity, he had come to live in a world where the only significant leisure activities were coupling and consuming. — John Fowles, The Magus
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