Desipient De*sip"i*ent, a. [L. desipiens, p. pr. of desipere to be foolish; de- + sapere to be wise.] Foolish; silly; trifling. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • desipient — pēənt adjective Etymology: Latin desipient , desipiens, present past. of desipere to be foolish, from de + sipere (from sapere to have taste, be wise) more at sage : indulging in desipience and smiled to see desipient Horace play Timothy Dwight …   Useful english dictionary

  • desipient — de·sip·i·ent …   English syllables

  • desipient —   a. foolish.    ♦ desipience, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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