Thursday, August 11, 2005
Definitions for nugatory
- Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
- Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
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Citations for nugatory
Tygiel's forte as a historian is his eye for what may appear nugatory or marginal but, when focused upon, illuminates the temper of a given moment.
Jacoby's offense was no offense -- or an error so nugatory as to demand no more than a one-sentence explanation.
Origin of nugatory
Nugatory comes from Latin nugatorius, from nugari, "to trifle," from nugae, "jests, trifles."