Know Your Next Word : nugatory

25. nugatory :

adjective :

1. Of little value & trifling

2. Having no force & ineffective

Usage :

  • A profound shift in the balance of power between labour and capital over the past three decades has resulted in nugatory increases in real earnings for most but massive rewards for those at the top.(Larry Elliott : Why Obama Has to Find Answer to the Worst Economic Mess Since FDR's Day : The Guardian (London - UK) : Nov 22 - 2008.)

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