What does fruitless mean?

Definitions for fruitless
ˈfrut lɪsfruit·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vainadjective

    unproductive of success

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


  1. fruitlessadjective

    Bearing no fruit; barren.

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

  2. fruitlessadjective

    Useless; unproductive.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fruitlessadjective

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

  2. Fruitlessadjective

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

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  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. Amy Sussman/Getty Images:

    But I do think that hope without action is fruitless, and we have to, for all of our leaders, continue to be vocal and continue to be constituents that speak up and show up. If there is no political cost often for these candidates and for people who get into office and become our representatives, they don't feel any pressure to do anything.

  2. Alekandr Sergeyevick Pushkin:

    I've lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust Now all that's left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Matthew Henry:

    Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice.

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