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2 not able to produce fruit or offspring
  • a stand of blighted, fruitless trees

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futile, vain, fruitless mean producing no result. futile may connote completeness of failure or unwisdom of undertaking. resistance had proved so futile that surrender was the only choice left vain usually implies simple failure to achieve a desired result. a vain attempt to get the car started fruitless comes close to vain but often suggests long and arduous effort or severe disappointment. fruitless efforts to obtain a lasting peace

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The first known use of fruitless was in the 14th century

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“Fruitless.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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