Pronounced: NONE-kyuh-pate, verb
Notes: I think the adjectival form ‘nuncupative’ may be better known
The word nugatory means “of no value; worthless; trifling; having no effect; futile; in vain”
Our word came into English in the very late 1500s or very early 1600s
Background / Comments
I’m still impressed that a word meaning worthless has so many possible pronunciations. Our word is another one from the Latin word nūgātōrius (worthless; useless; trifling).