nugation

noun
plural -s

Definition of nugation 

obsolete

: the act or an instance of trifling

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for nugation

Medieval Latin nugation-, nugatio, from Latin nugatus (past participle of nugari to trifle, joke, from nugae trifles, jokes) + -ion, -io -ion

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nugation

Dictionary Entries near nugation

nugacious

nugacity

nugae

nugation

nugatory

nuggar

nugget

Statistics for nugation

Look-up Popularity

Comments on nugation

What made you want to look up nugation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!