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futility

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noun, fu·til·i·ty \fyü-ˈti-lə-tē\

Definition of futility

plural futilities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being futile :  uselessness

  2. 2 :  a useless act or gesture <the futilities of debate for its own sake — W. A. White>



Circa 1623

First Known Use of futility

circa 1623



FUTILITY Defined for Kids

futility

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noun fu·til·i·ty \fyu̇-ˈti-lə-tē\

Definition of futility for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being ineffective <She knew the futility of trying to argue with him.>





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