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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 16th century


Triviality or frivolity.


A trivial or frivolous thing or idea.

Examples of Nugacity in a sentence

"It may be a nugacity, but I enjoy buying flowers for myself every week."

"If you’re struggling with your budget, review your expenses to find any nugacities you can cut."

About Nugacity

“Nugacity” is based on the Latin “nugacitas,” meaning “trifling.”

Did you Know?

As a word, “nugacity” is easy to define as “frivolity,” but nugacities themselves are often in the eye of the beholder. For decades, video games were viewed as nugacities with no deeper value beyond the entertainment they offered. However, research has shown that video games can help teach players hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and pattern recognition. Many such hobbies that seem like nugacities on the surface end up having longer-term benefits.

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