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nugatory

nu·ga·to·ry

nugatory

 
pronunciation:
nu g to ri
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having little or no real importance or value; trifling.
synonyms:
futile, insignificant, petty, picayune, slight, trifling, trivial, vain
similar words:
hollow, inconsequential, negligible, niggling, paltry, piddling, small, worthless
definition 2: having no effect or force; invalid; futile.
synonyms:
futile, ineffective, inefficacious, otiose, useless, vain
similar words:
abortive, bootless, fruitless, hollow, idle, impotent, invalid, unavailing, unsuccessful