futility

noun fu·til·i·ty \ fyü-ˈti-lə-tē \
Updated on: 9 May 2018
plural futilities
1 : the quality or state of being futile : uselessness
  • His speech focused on the futility of violence.
2 : a useless act or gesture
  • the futilities of debate for its own sake
  • —W. A. White

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Origin and Etymology of futility

see futile


FUTILITY Defined for Kids

futility

noun fu·til·i·ty \ fyu̇-ˈti-lə-tē \
: the quality or state of being ineffective
  • She knew the futility of trying to argue with him.


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