set at nought
index decry, disown (deny the validity), spurn

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  • set at nought — To despise, disregard, flout • • • Main Entry: ↑nought …   Useful english dictionary

  • set at nought — deride, scorn, slight, show contempt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To set at naught — Naught Naught (n[add]t), n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS. n[=a]wiht, n[=a]uht, n[=a]ht; ne not + [=a] ever + wiht thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See {No}, adv. {Whit}, and cf. {Aught}, {Not}.] 1. Nothing. [Written also {nought}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nought — 1. noun a) Nothing; something which does not exist. b) A thing or person of no worth or value; nil. 2. adjective Wicked, immoral …   Wiktionary

  • nought — Naught Naught (n[add]t), n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS. n[=a]wiht, n[=a]uht, n[=a]ht; ne not + [=a] ever + wiht thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See {No}, adv. {Whit}, and cf. {Aught}, {Not}.] 1. Nothing. [Written also {nought}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nought — naught, nought Naught is an archaic or literary word meaning ‘nothing’ and it survives chiefly in phrases such as come to naught or set at naught. In BrE nought is the term for the digit 0 (zero in AmE). The game called noughts and crosses in BrE …   Modern English usage

  • Paradoxes of set theory — This article contains a discussion of paradoxes of set theory. As with most mathematical paradoxes, they generally reveal surprising and counter intuitive mathematical results, rather than actual logical contradictions within modern axiomatic set …   Wikipedia

  • ANTISEMITISM — ANTISEMITISM, a term coined in 1879, from the Greek ἁντί = anti, and Σημ = Semite by the German agitator wilhelm marr to designate the then current anti Jewish campaigns in Europe. Antisemitism soon came into general use as a term denoting all… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • USURY — Biblical Law SOURCES If thou lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor (nosheh), neither shall ye lay upon him interest (Ex. 22:24). And if thy brother be waxen poor and his means fail with …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley — Lord Burghley redirects here. For other holders of the title, see Baron Burghley William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (13 September 1520 ndash; 4 August 1598), was an English statesman, the chief advisor and good friend of Queen Elizabeth I for most …   Wikipedia

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