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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·til′i·ty (ĭn′yo͞o-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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in•u•til•i•ty(ˌɪn yuˈtɪl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
2. a useless thing or person.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||inutility - the quality of having no practical use|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
futility - uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
worthlessness - the quality of being without practical use
impracticality - concerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use
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