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adjective as in worthless

adjective as in futile

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Example Sentences

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.

From Fortune

Instead of abrogating the treaties, they aimed, by evasions and restrictions, to render nugatory many of their stipulations.

We, of course, know that by Gneisenau's move this apparent success was rendered nugatory.

The rest had reckoned with so much certainty upon him that his unexpected defection rendered the whole meeting nugatory.

I strove to give a slower motion to my thoughts, and to regulate a confusion which became painful; but my efforts were nugatory.

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.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nugatory, such as: inadequate, inconsequential, insignificant, piddling, trifling, and useless.

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