- complete failure
"all my efforts led to naught"
- Beauty without bounty avails naught.
- He would be a very sad man, seeing his dream come to naught.
- The shape of an egg is like the shape of a naught (0).
- The turbulent sands above our heads, the flinging of our swords... they're naught but falling stars in the night sky.
- If it could do so, Articles 87 EC and 88 EC [now Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU] would be set at naught, since national authorities would thus be able to rely on their own unlawful conduct in order to deprive decisions taken by the Commission under provisions of the Treaty of their effectiveness’ .