Definitions for futileˈfyut l, ˈfyu taɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word futile

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. futile(Adjective)

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

  2. Origin: From futilis.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Futile

    fū′tīl, adj. useless: unavailing: trifling.—adv. Fū′tilely.—ns. Futilitā′rian, one who gives himself to profitless pursuits; Futil′ity, uselessness. [Fr.,—L. futilisfundĕre, to pour.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of futile in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of futile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Manolis Glezos:

    No struggle for what you believe in is ever futile.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    It is futile to spend time telling stories about the fleetness of each day.

  3. Ken Owen:

    Once in five years we get a chance to voice our disapproval, a futile exercise.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Finding the happiness within is difficult but looking for happiness outside is futile.

  5. Norman Vincent Peale:

    The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs.

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