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in·u·tile

 (ĭn-yo͞ot′l, -yo͞o′tīl′)
adj.
Lacking in utility or serviceability; not useful.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inūtilis : in-, not; see in-1 + ūtilis, useful; see utile.]

in·u′tile·ly adv.
in′u·til′i·ty (ĭn′yo͞o-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

inutile

(ɪnˈjuːtaɪl; ɪnˈjuːtɪl)
adj
rare useless; unprofitable
inˈutilely adv
ˌinuˈtility n

in•u•tile

(ɪnˈyu tɪl)

adj.
of no use or service.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inūtilis. See in-3, utile]
in•u′tile•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inutile - not worth usinginutile - not worth using      
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"

inutile

adjective
1. Having no useful purpose:
2. Lacking all worth and value:
Informal: no-account.
Slang: nothing.