Synonyms for nought

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : nawt
Phonetic Transcription : nɔt

Top 10 synonyms for nought Other synonyms for the word nought

Définition of nought

Origin :
  • Old English nowiht "nothing," variant of nawiht (see naught). Meaning "zero, cipher" is from early 15c. Expression for nought "in vain" is late 13c. To come to nought is from 1590s.
  • As in nil : adj nonexistent
  • As in nothing/nothingness : noun emptiness, nonexistence
  • As in zero : noun nothing
  • As in zilch : noun nothing
  • As in nothing : noun emptiness
  • As in cipher : noun zero; nothingness
Example sentences :
  • Why should we tarry any longer to see everything moiled and set at nought?
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I said nought to him, for I trow thou wouldst not have him know thy plight!
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The castle is taken and on fire, the seneschal is slain, and there is nought left for us.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He took sabbatarianism as a type of the things that should be set at nought.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • "But nought have I to pay thee with, good fellow," quoth the Tinker.
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle
  • Sink me, if they shall fight with nought but cold water in them.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We had best take our prisoner into camp, since we can do nought here.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I rely upon your niece's truth and honour, and set your influence at nought.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • And nought else did I feel or think, I lived but just enough to be a flower at your feet.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • She then takes me to task for using the word "ought" instead of "nought."
  • Extract from : « A Tangled Tale » by Lewis Carroll

Antonyms for nought

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