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Definition 1: complete failure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where naught or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all my efforts led to naught

(naught is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

Definition 2: a quantity of no importance - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where naught or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
  • reduced to nil all the work we had done
  • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
  • it was all for naught
  • I didn't hear zilch about it

Synonyms for naught in the sense of this definition

(naught is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

(... is a kind of naught ) (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)

"nihil habet"

(... is a kind of naught ) little or nothing at all

"I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all" "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"

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