What does fruitless mean?

Definitions for fruitless
ˈfrut lɪsfruit·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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. fruitless(Adjective)

    Bearing no fruit; barren.

    The unskilled man's attempt at fixing his car engine was fruitless.

  2. fruitless(Adjective)

    Useless; unproductive.

    The unskilled man's attempt at fixing his car engine was fruitless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fruitless(adj)

    lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage

  2. Fruitless(adj)

    productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy

How to pronounce fruitless?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fruitless in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruitless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruitless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fruitless in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove.

  2. The Dhammapada:

    Like a beautiful flower, full of colour but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly.

  3. Heather Kugelmass:

    If individuals experience a lack of responsiveness during their help-seeking process, they may view reaching out to psychotherapists as a fruitless activity or develop negative attitudes toward the profession.

  4. Eric Schneiderman:

    Donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes.

  5. May Sarton:

    It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.

Images & Illustrations of fruitless

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