from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. futility; trifling talk or behaviour; drollery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Futility; triviality; something trifling or nonsensical.
Solomon appeared vexed, as he replied — “I seriously lament that my nescience in the common terms of conversation should render it necessary to apply to a nomenclature; but my fellow-students and myself have always had a nolition to enter into nugacity, and on every subject aspire to express ourselves in ornate language.”