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 Dictionary entry overview: What does futile mean? 

FUTILE (adjective)
  The adjective FUTILE has 2 senses:

1. producing no result or effect
2. unproductive of success

  Familiarity information: FUTILE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FUTILE (adjective)

Sense 1futile [BACK TO TOP]


Producing no result or effect


futile; unavailing; ineffectual; otiose

Context examples:

a futile effort / the therapy was ineffectual / an otiose undertaking / an unavailing attempt


useless (having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully)

Sense 2futile [BACK TO TOP]


Unproductive of success


bootless; fruitless; futile; sleeveless; vain

Context examples:

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


unproductive (not producing or capable of producing)

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