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nu·ga·to·ry

 (no͞o′gə-tôr′ē, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Of little or no importance; trifling: The nation's interests in such a remote region were nugatory.
2. Unavailing, futile, or invalid: Efforts to remedy the situation proved to be nugatory.

[Latin nūgātōrius, from nūgātor, trifler, from nūgārī, to trifle, from nūgae, jokes.]
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nugatory

(ˈnjuːɡətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. of little value; trifling
2. not valid: a nugatory law.
[C17: from Latin nūgātōrius, from nūgārī to jest, from nūgae trifles]
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nu•ga•to•ry

(ˈnu gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈnyu-)

adj.
1. trifling or worthless.
2. ineffective.
[1595–1605; < Latin nūgātōrius=nūgā(rī) to trifle]
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nugacious, nugatory - Nugacious and nugatory are synonyms for trivial.
See also related terms for trivial.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nugatory - of no real value; "a nugatory law"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
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nugatory

adjective
1. invalid, ineffectual, null and void, inoperative, useless, vain, futile, unavailing, bootless The Stamp Act of 1765 was rendered nugatory by colonial resistance.
2. trivial, worthless, trifling, insignificant, valueless They wrote for the magazine for fees that were either non-existent or nugatory.
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nugatory

adjective
Contemptibly unimportant:
Slang: measly.
Idiom: of no account.
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Translations

nugatory

[ˈnjuːgətərɪ] ADJ (frm) (= trivial) → insignificante; (= useless) → ineficaz, fútil, baladí
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nugatory

adj (liter)belanglos, nichtig (geh)
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