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Is floccinaucinihilipilification a bad word?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, floccinaucinihilipilification is the longest non-technical word in the English language. It means an estimation of something as worthless.
What is the longest F word?
[ flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuhn ] SHOW IPA.
What is a root word in floccinaucinihilipilification?
At its root are four Latin words referring to suitably trivial things, namely floccus (“wisp”, “tuft”), naucum (“trifle”), nihil (“nothing”), and pilus (“hair”, which is the rot of words like caterpillar, and the pile on your carpet).
What is utter floccinaucinihilipilification?
Meaning of floccinaucinihilipilification in English the act of considering something to be not at all important or useful – used mainly as an example of a very long word: The honor of being the longest non-technical word goes to floccinaucinihilipilification.
What are the 5 longest words?
Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines the ten longest words in the English language.
- Floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters)
- Antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters)
- Honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters)
- Thyroparathyroidectomized (25 letters)
- Dichlorodifluoromethane (23 letters)
- Incomprehensibilities (21 letters)
What is the opposite of floccinaucinihilipilification?
»overemphasize v.attitude, estimation, act. 6. »think too highly of exp.act, attitude, estimation. 5. »assess too highly exp.act, attitude, estimation.
What word has all 26 letters in it?
An English pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The most well known English pangram is probably “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. My favorite pangram is “Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes.”
Who invented the word floccinaucinihilipilification?
Lingusitics sources trace “floccinaucinihilipilification” back to works published as long ago as 1741, in a letter by William Shenstone, who was credited by Sir Walter Scott in 1826 as the inventor of the word.
What are synonyms for floccinaucinihilipilification?
|16||»estimate as worthless exp.arrogance, indifference, attitude|
|12||»undervalue v.defamation, underestimation, act|
|11||»belittle v.defamation, undervalue, underestimation|
|11||»misjudge v.defamation, undervalue, underestimation|
|10||»describe as worthless exp.arrogance, indifference, attitude|
Which word takes 3 hours to say?
Note the ellipses. All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce. The problem with including chemical names is that there’s essentially no limit to how long they can be.
What is the shortest word?
Eunoia, at six letters long, is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five main vowels. Seven letter words with this property include adoulie, douleia, eucosia, eulogia, eunomia, eutopia, miaoued, moineau, sequoia, and suoidea. (The scientific name iouea is a genus of Cretaceous fossil sponges.)