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futile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of futile

  1. 1 producing no results the prison is so well guarded that all attempts to escape have been futile Synonyms of futile abortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain Words Related to futile hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductive Phrases in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail Near Antonyms of futile meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workable Antonyms of futile deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous

  2. 2 lacking in seriousness or maturity the futile chatter of gossip columnists about the comings and goings of Hollywood celebrities Synonyms of futile birdbrained, ditzy (or ditsy), dizzy, featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, frothy, giddy, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, light-minded, puerile, scatterbrained, silly, yeastyWords Related to futile fatuous, foolish, inane, nonsensical, thoughtless, witless; crazy, daffy, daft, fruity; exuberant, flippant, fluttery, giggly, happy, light, lighthearted, playful; sappy, shallow, superficialNear Antonyms of futile grave, melancholy, somber (or sombre), thoughtful; dignified, heavy, no-nonsense, sedate, severe, solemn, staidAntonyms of futile earnest, serious, serious-minded, sober, unfrivolous



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