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futile

fu·tile

futile

 
 
pronunciation:
fyu tihl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unlikely to produce or incapable of producing a desired result; ineffective; useless.
Their efforts to save the ship were futile and they were forced to abandon it.He hoped she would forgive him, but his apology was futile.
synonyms:
abortive, bootless, idle, ineffective, nugatory, otiose, unavailing, useless, vain
antonyms:
effective, successful
similar words:
feeble, fruitless, hopeless, impotent, insufficient, pointless, void
definition 2: unimportant; trivial.
synonyms:
inconsequential, insignificant, negligible, nugatory, petty, piddling, slight, trifling, trivial, vain
similar words:
frivolous, worthless
derivations: futilely (adv.), futileness (n.)