: indulging in desipience
and smiled to see desipient Horace playTimothy Dwight

Word History


Latin desipient-, desipiens, present participle of desipere to be foolish, from de- + -sipere (from sapere to have taste, be wise)

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“Desipient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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