Futile synonyms

fyo͝ot'l, fyo͝o'tīl'
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Incapable of acting or functioning effectively; ineffectual or inept:
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To no purpose
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Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
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Impossible to do or carry out:
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Not making a profit
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That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
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Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
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Not availing; futile; ineffectual
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To no purpose
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(Rare) Without fruit.
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Allowing no hope; causing despair
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Impracticable.
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The definition of worthless is having no value.
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To no purpose
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A frivolous act or thing
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(Rare) Idle; indolent
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The definition of sterile is something totally clean and free from bacteria, a living thing that is not able to reproduce sexually and create offspring, or something that is lacking in interest or vitality.
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Having an unfavorable outcome:
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The quality of being fruitless
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The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
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Quality, state, or instance of being inadequate
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The state or condition of being ineffectual.
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The quality of being useless
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Not providing reward or satisfaction
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Having no useful result
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(Biol.) Arrested in development; rudimentary
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Not yielding profit
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Having no value; worthless.
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Without result, lacking effect, success or accomplishment.
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Not providing satisfaction.
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The definition of ineffective is something or someone that does not succeed at accomplishing or moving towards a goal.
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Not effectual; not producing or not able to produce the desired effect
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Being without advantage or benefit; useless.
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(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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Having no value, use, or significance; worthless; useless
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Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
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Existing in imagination only; imaginary.
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Effective in achieving specified results; originative. Used with of :
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Feeling or showing hope; expecting to get what one wants
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To no purpose
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Unavailing, futile, or invalid:
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(Of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.
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Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
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Depleted; in a state of exhaustion.
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(Slang) So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
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Inappropriate to reality; forming part of a delusion.
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Not substantial
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Having little value or importance; trivial
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The definition of petty is someone who gets caught up in small details.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Limited in importance or significance; trivial:
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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The definition of fruitful is a fertile person with many children, or a plant that produces a lot of fruit, or something productive or effective.
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Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect.
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(Biology) Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
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Of little value or importance; trifling; trivial
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Holding or based on the view that human endeavor is futile.
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The definition of inadequate is someone or something that is lacking in something desired or required.
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Having a beneficial use; serviceable:
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Without sleeves
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Bereft or deprived:
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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
Find another word for futile. In this page you can discover 65 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for futile, like: useless, not successful, pointless, impracticable, unprofitable, used, vain, unavailing, in-vain, fruitless and hopeless.