It smooths the way for the argument, but, unaided, it leaves it nugatory.
Therefore all art which involves no reference to man is inferior or nugatory.
The map of the Turkish Empire explains what maybe though absurd or nugatory in this assertion.
They tell us plainly that resisting these illusions with truth renders them nugatory.
Pressed to the exclusion of palpable exactions easily read and met, it can be rendered a nugatory nuisance.
His judgment may not be impartial, but at least it is not nugatory.
Moreover, the securities which the bill contained were not so nugatory as they had been represented.
I do not dream of saying that what they get from art is bad or nugatory; I say that they do not get the best that art can give.
I strove to give a slower motion to my thoughts, and to regulate a confusion which became painful; but my efforts were nugatory.
I believe, if his construction is a just one, it is a new case, the provision was at least nugatory.
"trifling, of no value," c.1600, from Latin nugatorius "worthless, trifling, futile," from nugator "jester, trifler, braggart," from nugatus, past participle of nugari "to trifle, jest, play the fool," from nugæ "jokes, jests, trifles," of unknown origin.