nu|ga|to|ry

nu|ga|to|ry
nu|ga|to|ry «NOO guh TR ee, -TOHR-; NYOO-», adjective.
1. of no value or importance; trifling; worthless: »

... sentimental interpretation of small part-songs of nugatory musical merit (London Times).

2. ineffective; useless. SYNONYM(S): futile.
3. of no force; invalid.
[< Latin nūgātōrius < nūgārī to trifle < nūgae trifles]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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