The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.
- ‘Humans are quick to partake in the floccinaucinihilipilification process, it has happened before and it will happen repeatedly until evolution explicates perfect men.’
Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use. For more details see
Mid 18th century from Latin flocci, nauci, nihili, pili (words meaning ‘at little value’) + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Eton Latin Grammar.