desipience

noun
de·​sip·​i·​ence | \ də̇ˈsipēən(t)s, dēˈ- \
variants: or less commonly desipiency \ -​nsē \
plural desipiences also desipiencies

Definition of desipience

: relaxed dallying in enjoyment of foolish trifles

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History and Etymology for desipience

Latin desipientia, from desipient-, desipiens + -ia

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“Desipience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desipience. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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