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1. Of little value; trifling.
2. Having no force; ineffective.
From Latin nugatorius (trifling), from nugari (to trifle). Earliest documented use: 1603.
“Candidates ... from a myriad of smaller parties ... were humiliated, their campaigns ending with a returning officer reading out their nugatory scores to a sports centre full of jeering politicos.”
In Praise of the Runners-Up; The Journal (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK); May 12, 2015.
See more usage examples of nugatory in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind. -Herbert J. Muller, educator, historian, and author (1905-1980)