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The twelfth longest word in the English language is floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters), this is the longest non-technical word and it means the act of describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by deprecation.

“It had a rare public airing in 1999 when Senator Jesse Helms used it in commenting on the demise of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: “I note your distress at my floccinaucinihilipilification of the CTBT” (read more)

And, as usual, don’t miss Sexy Marina’s stunning explanation of floccinaucinihilipilification:

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