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nugatory (adjective), more nugatory, most nugatory
1. A reference to having no power or that which is inoperative: No matter what Marvin tried, his nugatory hair dryer would not produce the heat that he needed to dry his hair.
2. Descriptive of having no force or being ineffective: The elderly man had a nugatory role with his grandchildren because they were convinced that he simply didn't know what he was talking about.
3. Pertaining to something which has no significant meaning or is of little value: When Bryan forgot to lock the door to his apartment, his nugatory excuse that he was in a hurry wasn't worth anything when he got home and found that someone had gone in and stolen his computer, money, and other items of value.
Of little worth.
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Useless and insignificant.
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Of little value or worthless. (2)