: lacking or not bearing fruit
— fruit·less·ly adverb
— fruit·less·ness noun
Examples of FRUITLESS
- They made a fruitless attempt to find a solution.
- It would be fruitless to continue.
First Known Use of FRUITLESS
Related to FRUITLESS
- abortive, barren, bootless, empty, futile, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain
- deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous
See Synonym Discussion at futile
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