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Saturday Word: floccinaucinihilipilification

floc·cin·au·ci·ni·hi·li·pi·li·fi·ca·tion [ flahk-si-naw-si-ni-hi-li-pi-li-fi-kay-shên]:
origin: (1740's) Latin; floccī (fluff of wool) + naucī (worthless) + nihilī (nothing) + pilī (a hair) + -fication (making or production). Found in a letter by William Shenstone, "I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money".

1. To judge something as being in the category of trivial or worthless.
2. One of the longest words in the English language.

"Though many tried to put Bob's obsession with Star Wars into the category of floccinaucinihilipilification, the extreme financial success, technological advances, and job opportunities created by Lucasfilm would beg to differ."
Tags: f, latin, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

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