8/15/11

Nugatory

Nugatory

Pronounced:
<new-ga-tor-ree>

My use:
I think that pennies are nugatory.  You cannot buy any thing for a penny.


Means:
Insignificant. Ineffectual. Trifling.

Literary:
By Mill
It is obviously nugatory to say, that this new supply may not find purchasers, or the new demand may not find the commodities to which it is directed.


Memory trick:
Nug . a . tory

nug (reminds of) = nugget or small piece
a (reminds of) a
tory (reminds of) story
nugget of a story


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