Definition of nugation
: the act or an instance of trifling
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Origin and Etymology of nugation
Medieval Latin nugation-, nugatio, from Latin nugatus (past participle of nugari to trifle, joke, from nugae trifles, jokes) + -ion, -io -ion
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