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Back-formation from floccinaucinihilipilification


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


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

  1. (colloquial) To describe, estimate or regard something as worthless.
    • 1998 December 30, Ahasuerus, “Re: Authors On This Newsgroup”, in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet[1]:
      Not to floccinaucinihilipilificate your other theories, Graydon, but perhaps it would be beneficial to answer this question first?
    • 2000 February 16, Jens Ayton, “Re: [I] Book Review”, in alt.fan.pratchett, Usenet[2]:
      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 June 15, Peter Fairbrother, “Re: Factoring paper is wrong”, in sci.crypt, Usenet[3]:
      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 quotations using this term, see Citations:floccinaucinihilipilificate.

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