Do YOU know what floccinaucinihilipilification means? Indian governor has stunned peers when he uses the word during economic speech
- Policy makers in India had like-minded people after using rare languages in the meeting
- MPC member Chetan Ghate used one of the longest words in the English dictionary
- Meanwhile, Governor Shaktikanta Das called on the French philosopher Voltaire
An Indian governor disturbed his colleagues during a meeting when he used one of the longest words in the English dictionary.
Chetan Ghate, a member of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), used the word & # 39; floccinaucinihilipilification & # 39; as he described the state of the country's economy.
The use of the 29-letter word may have caused others to reach their dictionaries during the meeting. It actually means: & # 39; the action or habit of estimating something as worthless. & # 39;
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das (photo) called on the French lighting philosopher Voltaire during his speech on the economy on Monday
Member of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Chetan Ghate (photo) used a rare English abstract noun during the meeting on the state of the country's economy
Ghate used the word in recorded minutes of a recent hearing on monetary policy that was published Wednesday.
Ghate said: & # 39; Estimates of economic growth in India are unfortunately subject to a fair amount of floccinauciniilipilification. Nevertheless, growth is likely to pick up. & # 39;
Often cited as the longest non-technical word in the English language, it originated in the mid-18th century.
It means: & # 39; The action or habit of estimating something as worthless. & # 39;
It is often mentioned as the longest non-technical word in the English language and comes from the mid-18th century.
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg made the record books when he used the 29-letter word in parliament on February 21, 2012.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das called on the French lighting philosopher Voltaire during his speech on the economy on Monday, saying: "I am not saying that we are keeping a Panglossian face and smiling at every difficulty."
& # 39; Panglossian & # 39; is a worldview of extreme optimism and was used to describe a character in the satirical short novel & # 39; Candide, ou l & # 39; Optimism & # 39; written by Voltaire in 1759.
The novella is widely translated and the English title is given as & # 39; Candide: or, All for the Best & # 39; or & # 39; Candide: or, The Optimist & # 39 ;.
Central bank observers tried to predict the next steps of policy makers after the MPC lowered interest rates by 35 basis points, NDTV reported.
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