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nugatory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of nugatory

  1. 1 having no legal or binding force the congressional resolution has symbolic value only, as it relates to a matter governed by the states and is thus nugatory Synonyms of nugatory bad, inoperative, invalid, nonbinding, nonvalid, null, null and void, voidWords Related to nugatory illegal; useless, worthless; ineffective, ineffectualNear Antonyms of nugatory legal; workingAntonyms of nugatory binding, good, valid

  2. 2 lacking importance the book is entertaining, but its contributions to Shakespearean scholarship are nugatory Synonyms of nugatory fiddling, foolish, frivolous, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, unimportant, slight, small, small-fry, trifling, trivialWords Related to nugatory jerkwater, one-horse; nickel-and-dime, paltry, petty, small-time, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknownNear Antonyms of nugatory decisive, fatal, fateful; chief, dominant, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, principal; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, basic, essential, fundamental, keyAntonyms of nugatory big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, unfrivolous, weighty

Synonym Discussion of nugatory

vain, nugatory, otiose, idle, empty, hollow mean being without worth or significance. vain implies either absolute or relative absence of value.
    • vain promises
nugatory suggests triviality or insignificance.
    • a monarch with nugatory powers
otiose suggests that something serves no purpose and is either an encumbrance or a superfluity.
    • a film without a single otiose scene
idle suggests being incapable of worthwhile use or effect.
    • idle speculations
empty and hollow suggest a deceiving lack of real substance or soundness or genuineness.
    • an empty attempt at reconciliation
    • a hollow victory

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