floccinaucinihilipilificate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See floccinaucinihilipilification.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌflɒksɪˌnɒsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˈpɪlɪfɪ.keɪt/, /ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnaɪɪlɪˈpɪlɪfɪ.keɪt/

VerbEdit

floccinaucinihilipilificate (third-person singular simple present floccinaucinihilipilificates, present participle floccinaucinihilipilificating, simple past and past participle floccinaucinihilipilificated)

  1. (colloquial) To describe or regard something as worthless.
    • 1998 30 December, Ahasuerus, “Re: Authors On This Newsgroup”, rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet:
      Not to floccinaucinihilipilificate your other theories, Graydon, but perhaps it would be beneficial to answer this question first?
    • 2000 16 February, Jens Ayton, “Re: [I] Book Review”, alt.fan.pratchett, Usenet:
      The fact that you couldn't manage to do that and spell at the same time is downright pitiable. I feel inclined to floccinaucinihilipilificate you entirely.
    • 2004 15 June, Peter Fairbrother, “Re: Factoring paper is wrong”, sci.crypt, Usenet:
      If you are impolite to us, we will ignore you and diss you and publicly or privately floccinaucinihilipilificate your work just because you were rude.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 11:53