What’s the Word #19 – Nugacity

March 18, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today’s word is nugacity (noo-gas-i-tee). Nugacity is a noun which means triviality; frivolity; drollery.  A trivial or frivolous thing or idea. Something insignificant or inconsequential; a trifle.

Nugacity originated in the  late 16th century: From Latin nugax (trifling), from nugari (to trifle)

I chose this word because it is fun to say; it just rolls off the tongue. At the same time, it is difficult to decipher its meaning through context. It is one of those words you’ll have to try to remember so that you can look it up later.

Examples:

  1. Since his retirement, Ernie has become noted for his nugacity across a wide spectrum of social media sites.
  2. The nugacity of everyday life often stifles creativity.
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