futile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word futile

(adj) producing no result or effect
Synonyms : ineffectual , otiose , unavailing
Example Sentence
  • a futile effort
  • the therapy was ineffectual
  • an otiose undertaking
  • an unavailing attempt

(adj) unproductive of success
Synonyms : bootless , fruitless , sleeveless , vain
Example Sentence
  • a fruitless search
  • futile years after her artistic peak
  • a sleeveless errand
  • a vain attempt

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for futile

futile is not fertile.. hence not fruitful
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by namaskar

futile sounds like foot oil ..spending 1000$ on foot oil is WASTE..and UNPRODUCTIVE bcoz even then hair will not grow on your foot ..haha seems funny but works..
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by kundana.shrali

futile is opposite of fruition
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by anshulnirvana

futile sounds like few tall.....The town only has few tall tress left- what a Hopeless(without effect or futile) city for the young generation to live.
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by paula_3004

few tile :why? because the kiln is ineffective to produce the desire result,it is useless and ineffective
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by laaptu

FrUit fell on the TILE(floor tiles)....so it became fruitless...or ineffective
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by simranjeet

futile -due to the miscarriage the fetus was dead which can be said it was unproductive and unsuccessful
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by santosh pokhrel

futile = consider fute as the past tense of fuse; i.e fuse has been blown up; completely fail.
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by shaktipada

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