inutile


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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.
References in classic literature ?
I had chosen this text-tell me, dear D'Artagnan, if it is not to your taste-'NON INUTILE EST DESIDERIUM IN OBLATIONE'; that is, 'A little regret is not unsuitable in an offering to the Lord.'"
Assi is a foreigner in this village too, assigned by the government like all civil servants to a region, a town, a village, where his first language is inutile. Today we treat the season's temporary ponds for guinea worm.
Inutile de rappeler que la ville vit depuis plusieurs annees une deterioration a tous les etages : manque d'espaces verts, degradation du milieu littoral, mauvaise gestion des dechets- Bref, la ville fait defaut d'une veritable politique publique de developpement territorial.
A l'origine de ce revirement, la succession des evenements en Libye, mais surtout la forte conviction des autorites algeriennes que le ratissage des zones frontalieres montagneuses est devenu inutile en raison de fait que ces regions n'hebergent plus un nombre important de terroristes, les groupes terroristes se regroupant dans les agglomerations situees autour de ces hauteurs, comme Jendouba, le Kef et Kasserine, comme l'attestent les dernieres attaques terroristes menees par des groupes venus des cites et non des montagnes frontalieres.
(SUNA) - Le Soudan a exprime son espoir que l'IGAD sera en mesure de reunifier les parties au conflit au Sud-Soudan tres proche en vue d'eviter de gacher les ressources a l'Etat naissant dans une guerre inutile.
Abasourdies, comme le public, les Bleues ont eu toutes les peines du monde a comprendre ce qui se passait, apres le dernier panier inutile de Sandrine Gruda.
Rabat - Inutile de chercher des qualificatifs: Sexion d'Assaut a tout simplement cartonne ce lundi soir, a l'OLM Souissi.
Baghdad / NINA/-- MP for Kurdistan Alliance Mahmoud Othman, estimated the differences between Iyad Allawi, and Nuri al-Maliki as: "radical " stressed that new mediations spent to create convergence are inutile".
Although the government's decision to close down the inutile community schools was taken in the best interest of the tribal people, yet a fragment of the society having vested interest had been trying to portray the issue in a negative manner.
Although the governments decision to close down the inutile community schools was taken in the best interest of the tribal people, yet a fragment of the society having vested interest had been trying to portray the issue in a negative manner.
La conference Shifting Tides avait pour objectif de combler cet ecart inutile et cette incomprehension en reunissant des artistes, des universitaires et des gens qui refusent de s'associer a l'un ou l'autre de ces camps.
In 1400 the Dominican archbishop of Florence, Antoninus, wrote, "Nemo tenetur vivere medicinaliter." (No one is obligated to live dependent upon medicine.) Fifty years ago the renowned Jesuit moralist Gerald Kelly wrote, "Nemo tenetur ad inutile" (No one is bound to the futile) while applying to such cases the exemptive principle of moral repugnance.