of no real value; trifling; worthless.
of no force or effect; ineffective; futile; vain.
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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.AT&T looks to sell DirecTV as investors question its huge bet on content | Geoffrey Colvin | October 7, 2020 | 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 Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William 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, Complete | Friedrich 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 Transformation | Charles 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
British Dictionary definitions for nugatory
of little value; trifling
not valid: a nugatory law
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