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- n. silliness, folly
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Silliness; trifling; nonsense.
_ -- "We can assure our readers who delight in mere joyous desipience that they will find a rich harvest of laughter in the purely irresponsible outpourings of Professor Leacock's fancy."
The second book, published in 1871, shows Mr. Lear in the maturity of sweet desipience, and will perhaps remain the favorite volume of the four to grown-up readers.