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Meaning of FUTILITY

Pronunciation:  fyoo'tilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
 

FUTILITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: inutility, unusefulness, uselessness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fu"til`i*ty\, n. [L. futilitas: cf. F. futilit['e].]
1. The quality of being talkative; talkativeness;
   loquaciousness; loquacity. [Obs.]

2. The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming
   to nothing; uselessness.

         The futility of this mode of philosophizing.
                                               --Whewell.

 
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