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FUTILE

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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)


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Meaning:

Producing no result or effect

Synonyms:

futile; unavailing; ineffectual; otiose

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


Sense 2futile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unproductive of success

Synonyms:

bootless; fruitless; futile; sleeveless; vain

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unproductive (not producing or capable of producing)


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