[ UK /nˈɔːt/ ]
[ US /ˈnɔt/ ]
  1. a quantity of no importance
    we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    reduced to nil all the work we had done
    I didn't hear zilch about it
    it was all for naught
    it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
  2. complete failure
    all my efforts led to naught
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How To Use naught In A Sentence

  • Epsom showed a great deal of heart considering their lowly league position but there are days when courage counts for naught and this was one of them.
  • When yo 'cornd yer owt good abaat a mon yo'd better yer naught at all.' Lancashire Idylls (1898)
  • Finally, in the formation of an opinion as to the abstract preferableness of one course of action over another, or as to the truth or falsehood or right significance of a proposition, the fact that the majority of one's contemporaries lean in the other direction is naught, and no more than dust in the balance. On Compromise
  • Her boyfriend was watching in the audience as well which made it even naughtier. The Sun
  • This sound means naught, by the way. A Time of War
  • Rupert was naughty in that he voted undirected proxies and he didn't answer the question when Crikey asked that he not do this given that he had a conflict of interest and wasn't voting his own stake.
  • February 24, 2006 4: 56 PM bibliobibuli said ... visitor - you sure naughty one chatting up the girls again. what your ah mooi going to say this time? anna - sorry you were scrabbled, but at least you can take your piccy from here Meet Up and Scribble Night
  • Your previous records, "corks" and "curls" both, counted for naught, for on that day all was at stake. In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.
  • The pulse of war that beat from the West suggested the companionship of battling thousands; here was naught but silence, and himself, and possible death-dealing bullets from a myriad ambushes. War
  • And Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
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