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Wordnet 3.0


1. of no real value;
- Example: "a nugatory law"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nugatory \Nu"ga*to*ry\, a. [L. nugatorius, fr. nugari to trifle, nugae jests, trifles.] 1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant. [1913 Webster] 2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual. [1913 Webster] If all are pardoned, and pardoned as a mere act of clemency, the very substance of government is made nugatory. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nugatory adj 1: of no real value; "a nugatory law"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "nugatory": NG, airy, asinine, barren, bootless, catchpenny, cheap, counterproductive, effete, empty, etiolated, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, flimsy, foolish, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fruitless, futile, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, hollow, idle, inadequate, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inoperative, invalid, junk, junky, light, no-account, no-good, not worth having, not worth mentioning, not worthwhile, nugacious, of no force, otiose, shabby, shallow, shoddy, silly, slender, slight, sterile, superficial, trashy, trifling, trite, trivial, unavailing, useless, vacuous, vain, valueless, vapid, windy, worthless