innocuity

noun
in·​no·​cu·​i·​ty | \ ˌiˌnäˈkyüətē \
plural -es

Definition of innocuity

: the quality or state of being innocuous also : something that is innocuous conversation will lag and digress politely to innocuitiesPlain Talk

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History and Etymology for innocuity

probably from French innocuité, from Latin innocuus + French -ité -ity

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“Innocuity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innocuity. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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