Synonyms of naught in English:


See definition of naught


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