Synonyms of naught in English:


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1‘all his efforts will have been for naught’

nothing, nothing at all, nought, nil, zero
Northern English nowt
informal zilch, sweet Fanny Adams, sweet FA, not a dicky bird, nix
British informal damn all, not a sausage
North American informal zip, zippo, nada, diddly-squat, a goose egg
British vulgar slang bugger all, fuck all, sod all


    bring to naught

    ‘such recommendations will only bring to naught efforts to increase cooperation’


    ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess up

    sabotage, poison

    cancel out, neutralize, negate, render ineffective, make of no use or value


    louse up, screw up, foul up, put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, queer

    British informal

    scupper, cock up, dish, muller

    Australian informal

    euchre, cruel

    vulgar slang

    fuck up

    come to naught

    ‘efforts to relocate the event to another seaside resort have so far come to naught’


    fail, founder, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, fall flat, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, miss the mark, run aground, go wrong, go awry, go astray


    flop, fizzle out, come a cropper, bite the dust, blow up in someone's face, go down like a lead balloon