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: the quality or state of being futile : uselessness
His speech focused on the futility of violence.
: a useless act or gesture
the futilities of debate for its own sake —W. A. White
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circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: the quality or state of being ineffective
She knew the futility of trying to argue with him.
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