all for naught

Definition of all for naught

old-fashioned, US

  1. :  all for nothing

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

naughtplay
  1. :  nothing

  1. :  nothingness, nonexistence

    :  the arithmetical symbol 0 :  zero, cipher


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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