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Another word for futile


Synonym Study

  • That is useless which has proved to be ineffectual in practice or is theoretically considered to be of no avail
  • That is abortive which fails to succeed or miscarries at an early stage of its development
  • Fruitless stresses the idea of great and prolonged effort that is profitless or fails to yield results
  • Vain also implies failure but does not have as strong a connotation of intrinsic inefficacy as futile
  • Futile is applied to that which fails completely of the desired end or is incapable of producing any result