Definitions for futileˈfyut l, ˈfyu taɪl

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  1. futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing(adj)

    producing no result or effect

    "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

  2. bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain(adj)

    unproductive of success

    "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"

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  1. futile(Adjective)

    Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting.

  2. Origin: From futilis.

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  1. Futile(verb)

    talkative; loquacious; tattling

  2. Futile(verb)

    of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain; worthless

  3. Origin: [L. futilis that easily pours out, that easily lets loose, vain, worthless, from the root of fundere to pour out: cf. F. futile. See Fuse, v. t.]


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