set at nought


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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

  • Nix Nought Nothing — is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales. A similar tale was collected by Andrew Lang in Scotland. The story, in various guises, is very widely distributed, and also has close similarities to the Greek myth… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • aleph-nought — /aləf ˈnɔt/ (say ahluhf nawt) noun Mathematics the cardinal number of a countable set, such as the set of positive integers. Symbol: ℵ0 Also, aleph null, aleph zero …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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


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