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November 17, 2022

Word of the Day: Nugatory

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Word of the Day : November 17, 2022

nugatory \NOO-guh-tor-ee\ adjective

What It Means

Something described as nugatory is of little or no consequence. Nugatory is also used especially in legal contexts to describe something without operative legal effect.

// Most of the criticism of the film in the weeks since its release has been nugatory nonsense.

// The law was unenforced and thus rendered nugatory.

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Aired November 17, 2022

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