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fu·tile

 (fyo͞ot′l, fyo͞o′tīl′)
adj.
Having no useful result; ineffectual: a futile attempt to renegotiate the contract.

[Latin fūtilis; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

fu′tile·ly adv.
fu′tile·ness n.
Synonyms: futile, barren, bootless, fruitless, ineffectual, pointless, unavailing, useless, vain
These adjectives mean producing no result or effect: a futile effort; barren research; bootless entreaties; fruitless labors; ineffectual treatments; pointless comments; an unavailing attempt; a useless discussion; vain regrets.
Antonym: useful

futile

(ˈfjuːtaɪl)
adj
1. having no effective result; unsuccessful
2. pointless; unimportant; trifling
3. inane or foolish: don't be so futile!.
[C16: from Latin futtilis pouring out easily, worthless, from fundere to pour out]
ˈfutilely adv
ˈfutileness n

fu•tile

(ˈfyut l, ˈfyu taɪl)

adj.
1. incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Attempts to swim across the stormy channel were futile.
2. trifling; frivolous.
[1545–55; < Latin fūtilis, futtilis brittle, vain, worthless, perhaps =fū- (akin to fundere to pour, melt) + -tilis -tile]
fu′tile•ly, adv.
fu′tile•ness, n.
syn: See useless.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.futile - producing no result or effectfutile - producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
2.futile - unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

futile

futile

adjective
Translations
عَقيم، غَيْر فَعّال
marnýzbytečný
forgævesnytteløs
gagnslaus, árangurslaus
beprasmybė
veltīgsvelts
meningslös

futile

[ˈfjuːtaɪl] ADJ [attempt] → vano; [suggestion] → fútil

futile

[ˈfjuːtaɪl] adj [attempt, search] → infructueux/euse, vain(e)
Resistance is futile → La résistance est vaine.

futile

adjsinnlos; plan, ideanutzlos; effort, attempt (usu attr: = in vain) → vergeblich; (usu pred: = pointless) → nutzlos

futile

[ˈfjuːtaɪl] adjfutile, vano/a

futile

(ˈfjuːtail) , (ˈfjuːtl) adjective
useless; having no effect. a futile attempt.
fuˈtility (-ˈti-) noun
uselessness. He realized the futility of trying to continue his journey.
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