AskDefine | Define futile

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futile adj
1 producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt" [syn: ineffectual, otiose, unavailing]
2 unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt" [syn: bootless, fruitless, sleeveless, vain]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) /'fjutaɪl/
  • (US) /'fjutil/
    Rhymes: -uːtəl (US)

Adjective

  1. Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting.

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Italian

Adjective

  1. futile

Extensive Definition

Futility may refer to:
futile in Russian: Бесполезность

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