Pronunciation: (nôt), [key]
2. a cipher (0); zero.
3. come to naught, to come to nothing; be without result or fruition; fail.
4. set at naught, to regard or treat as of no importance; disdain: He entered a milieu that set his ideals at naught.
1. lost; ruined.
2. Archaic.worthless; useless.
3. Obs.morally bad; wicked.
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