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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

A jocular coinage, apparently by pupils at Eton, combining a number of roughly synonymous Latin stems. The word was inspired by a line in the _Eton Latin Grammar_ that listed verbs that govern a genitive noun: "Flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, assis, hujus, teruncii, his verbis, aestimo, pendo, facio, peculiariter adduntur." Latin _flocci_, from _floccus_, a wisp or piece of wool + _nauci_, from _naucum_, a trifle + _nihili_, from the Latin pronoun, _nihil_ (“nothing”) + _pili_, from _pilus_, a hair, something insignificant (all therefore having the sense of "pettiness" or "nothing") + -fication.

A jocular coinage, apparently by pupils at Eton, combining a number of roughly synonymous Latin stems. The word was inspired by a line in the Eton Latin Grammar that listed verbs that govern a genitive noun: "Flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, assis, hujus, teruncii, his verbis, aestimo, pendo, facio, peculiariter adduntur." Latin flocci, from floccus, a wisp or piece of wool + nauci, from naucum, a trifle + nihili, from the Latin pronoun, nihil (nothing) + pili, from pilus, a hair, something insignificant (all therefore having the sense of "pettiness" or "nothing") + -fication.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˌflɒksɪˌnɒsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/, /ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnaɪɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

  • IPA(key): /ˌflɒksɪˌnɒsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/, /ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnaɪɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (_uncountable_) * (often humorous) The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless. * 1741: William Shenstone, _Letters_, I loved him for nothing so much as his FLOCCI-NAUCI-NIHILI-PILI-FICATION of money. * 1970: Patrick O'Brian, _Master and Commander_, There is a systematic FLOCCI-NAUCI-NIHILI-PILIFICATION of all other aspects of existence that angers me. * 2000: Raymond J. Chambers, _Logic, Law, and Ethics_[1]: FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION in accounting - does it matter? * 2006: Sol Steinmetz, _The life of language_[2], They must be taken with an air of contempt, a FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION of all that can gratify the outward man. * 2009: Judith Orloff, _Emotional Freedom_[3]: Some people with low self-esteem are prone to FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, the habit of deeming everything worthless. * 2011: Bruce Ratner, _Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining_[4]: The quasi statistician would doubtlessly not know how to check this supposition, thus rendering the interpretation of the mean profit as FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION. USAGE NOTES Often cited as the longest non-technical word in the English language, being one letter longer than the commonly cited antidisestablishmentarianism. In the debate on the remuneration of EU staff, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg used the word on 21st February 2012 making it the longest word ever used in the British House of Commons. RELATED TERMS * floccinaucinihilipilificate TRANSLATIONS REFERENCES * ^ _The Spectator_: 11 June 2011

floccinaucinihilipilification (uncountable)

  1. (often humorous) The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless.

Usage notes

Often cited as the longest non-technical word in the English language, being one letter longer than the commonly cited antidisestablishmentarianism. In the debate on the remuneration of EU staff, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg used the word on 21st February 2012 making it the longest word ever used in the British House of Commons.

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References

  1. ^ The Spectator: 11 June 2011


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