HyperDic: futile

English > 2 senses of the word futile:
ADJECTIVEallfutile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing, meaninglessproducing no result or effect
allfutile, bootless, fruitless, sleeveless, vainunproductive of success
futile > pronunciation
Soundsfyuw'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > futile: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproducing no result or effect.
Example"a futile effort"
Synonymsineffectual, otiose, unavailing, meaningless
BroaderuselessHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
Spanishfútil, incapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, ocioso, vano
Catalanfútil, incapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
Nounsfutilityuselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
English > futile: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningunproductive of success.
Example "futile years after her artistic peak"
Synonymsbootless, fruitless, sleeveless, vain
Broaderunproductivenot producing or capable of producing
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, infructuós, inútil, va
Adverbsfutilelyin a futile and unproductive manner

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