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Meaning of FUTILE

Pronunciation:  'fyootl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
  2. [adj]  producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

FUTILE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bootless, fruitless, ineffectual, otiose, sleeveless, unavailing, unproductive, useless, vain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fu"tile\ (?; 277), a. [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.]
1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling. [Obs.]

         Talkers and futile persons.           --Bacon.

2. Of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain;
   worthless. ``Futile theories.'' --I. Taylor.

         His reasoning . . . was singularly futile.

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