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English definition of “nugatory”

nugatory

adjective     /ˈnjuː.ɡə.tər.i/ US  /ˈnuː.ɡə.tɔːr-/ formal
worth nothing or of little value: a nugatory amountUseless and futile
(Definition of nugatory adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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