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nugatory

Having little meaning. A nugatory statement or command is one that provides little value and might just as well be omitted. See deprecate.
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For many economists, flawed theory would be of greater concern--at least more hurtful to professional pride--than nugatory results from stimulus programs based on a valid theory.
If significant and enforceable rights were not given to workers, then the Act would be rendered nugatory.
The Quartet's peacemaker, Tony Blair, is as unctuously nugatory as ever.
Thus, his efforts to "save" French and Arabs from a bloody Algerian civil war were rendered nugatory.
Hence, in all likelihood, Estienne saw in the critical discussion of Seneca's writings a welcome opportunity to publicly renew his opposition to the nugatory strictures of Ciceronian aesthetic.
On the other hand, the Court's insistence on narrowing the act's coverage renders serious First Amendment concerns nugatory.
Many factors pointed at a nugatory affair: the staff at Edgbaston yesterday outnumbered the spectators; there was one person in the press box - and he was not from the Dhaka Blitz, the must-read newspaper from the Bangladesh capital, and the day's play was abandoned at 4.
physicians are necessarily cut out of the equation, rendering nugatory the learned intermediary doctrine.
In fact, as this proud organ nobly demonstrated last week, yer axual food price inflation is nugatory.
Constitutional limits on the government's power have been eroded, institutional checks and balances rendered largely nugatory.
Though there are loopholes, Regulation SHO is not as nugatory as some critics maintain.
These duties can require anything from a total subsumption of the whole of one's life as in a totalitarian society) to the simultaneously nugatory and subtly strenuous requirements of our own liberal-democratic/capitalist consumerist societies.