fu·tile (fytl, fytīl′)
Having no useful result; ineffectual: a futile attempt to renegotiate the contract.
[Latin fūtilis; see gheu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: futile, barren, bootless, fruitless, ineffectual, pointless, unavailing, useless, vain
These adjectives mean producing no result or effect: a futile effort; barren research; bootless entreaties; fruitless labors; ineffectual treatments; pointless comments; an unavailing attempt; a useless discussion; vain regrets.
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