fruitlessness


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fruit·less

 (fro͞ot′lĭs)
adj.
1. Producing no fruit: a withered, fruitless lemon tree.
2. Not leading to success; unproductive: a fruitless search. See Synonyms at futile.

fruit′less·ly adv.
fruit′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruitlessness - a lack of creative imagination
uncreativeness - a lack of creativity
2.fruitlessness - the quality of yielding nothing of valuefruitlessness - the quality of yielding nothing of value
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
poorness - less than adequate; "the relative poorness of New England farmland"
unproductiveness - the quality of lacking the power to produce
fruitfulness, fecundity - the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

fruitlessness

noun
The condition or quality of being useless or ineffective:
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On the following morning they rose early, made another hearty meal, then loading themselves with buffalo meat, set out on their return to the camp, to report the fruitlessness of their mission.
He had found himself so strictly guarded that he soon perceived the fruitlessness of any attempt at escape.
Part of what has bedevilled social scientists when writing about political Islam or the Islamic State has been a curious desire to dissect these terms as if politics as an ideal type could be separated from Islam, or, even more troubling, as Noah Salomon points out in his insightful introduction, the fruitlessness of Wael Hallaq's assertion in The Impossible State that Islam and the modern state are irreconcilable (Salomon, pp.
One yelled at the man who had talked privately of the fruitlessness of attempting to stop the inevitable independence of East Pakistan.' 'All the while a young Bengali held the flag of Bangladesh just above the Pakistani general's (Niazi) head' soon after penning the surrender papers, the report continued.
"These fruitless, irrational and inefficient sanctions against the real and legal individuals will not yield the results desired by their designers and executors, and sooner or later, they will be aware of the fruitlessness of what they think," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday.
Fadel Abdul Ghany, the chairman of SNHR said: "The norm of 'Responsibility to Protect' must be implemented in light of the government's failure to protect its people, and the fruitlessness of the diplomatic and peaceful efforts so far."
When we do all these, we sow fruitlessness into the soul of tomorrow.
It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind.
Whereas the Eastern Marches Society (the German nationalist society dedicated to combatting the Polish minority in Prussia) had long sought to alert an indifferent German public to what they saw as the dangers of Polish nationalism, the collapse of Beseler's administration in Poland demonstrated to the public the fruitlessness of accommodating Polish nationalism.
Socrates discloses the fruitlessness of an inchoate awareness of ignorance of what one desires that does not issue in a search for what one might genuinely desire.
He said, "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action proved again the fruitlessness of negotiations with the Americans.
Hirsch, for example, beats his breast over what he now sees as a subtle tactical failure in his controversial argument: "If only I had given greater emphasis in Cultural Literacy to that scientific point about the fruitlessness of extensive skill drills, the practical impact of the book might have been greater" (9).