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  • adj.worthless
  • adj.futile

synonyms for nugatory

  • inadequate
  • inconsequential
  • insignificant
  • piddling
  • trifling
  • useless
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How to use nugatory in a sentence

With the second statement now also looking nugatory, you have to wonder if Elliott is the force behind these moves, as it appears to be, and if so, what changes might be next on its agenda.
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Instead of abrogating the treaties, they aimed, by evasions and restrictions, to render nugatory many of their stipulations.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
We, of course, know that by Gneisenau's move this apparent success was rendered nugatory.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
The rest had reckoned with so much certainty upon him that his unexpected defection rendered the whole meeting nugatory.
THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
I strove to give a slower motion to my thoughts, and to regulate a confusion which became painful; but my efforts were nugatory.
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
Two pounds and two pounds will make four pounds whatever a pound may be; but till I know what it is, the result is nugatory.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
That they ought to be so, sounds well enough; but this proposition is of the same nugatory nature with some of the former.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
For practical purposes this part of the law was rendered absolutely nugatory.
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
Thus were the great efforts of the three preceding days rendered fruitless and nugatory.
CHARLES O'MALLEY, THE IRISH DRAGOON, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)CHARLES LEVER
It is therefore apparent, that this measure, considered as a coercive measure against France, is nugatory in the extreme.
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