Nugacity Nu*gac"i*ty, n. [L. nugacitas, fr. nugax, -acis, trifling.] Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery. [R.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

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  • nugacity — /nooh gas i tee, nyooh /, n., pl. nugacities for 2. 1. triviality; insignificance. 2. something insignificant or inconsequential; a trifle. [1585 95; < LL nugacitas, equiv. to nugac (see NUGACIOUS) + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nugacity — nu·gac·i·ty …   English syllables

  • nugacity — n(y)üˈgasəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin nugacitas, from Latin nugac , nugax trifling (from nugae trifles, jokes) + itas ity 1. : triviality …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absurdity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Absurdity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 absurdity absurdity absurdness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imbecility imbecility &c. 499 Sgm: N 1 alogy| alogy| nonsense Sgm: N 1 paradox paradox …   English dictionary for students

  • absurdity — Synonyms and related words: absurdness, act of folly, aimlessness, amphigory, anticness, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, bizarreness, bizarrerie, blabber, blather, blunder, bombast, bootlessness, claptrap, craziness, curiousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • big deal — Synonyms and related words: emptiness, flimsiness, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, futility, idleness, inanity, levity, lightness, nugacity, shallowness, silliness, slenderness, slightness, superficiality, triflingness, triteness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • buffoonery — Synonyms and related words: acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eccentricity — Synonyms and related words: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, absurdity, absurdness, amorphism, animus, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, aptitude, arrhythmia, asininity, battiness, bent, bias, bizarreness, bizarrerie,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • emptiness — Synonyms and related words: absence, absence of mind, absurdity, acreage, aimlessness, angst, anguish, anxiety, appetite, area, aridity, bareness, barrenness, big deal, blankness, bleakness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, boredom, breadth, canine… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fatuity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, battiness, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery, calm of mind, clownishness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, crackpottedness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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