- 1having no purpose because there is no chance of success synonym pointless
- 2 a futile attempt/exercise/gesture Their efforts to revive him were futile. It would be futile to protest. My appeal proved futile.
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NAmE//fyuˈtɪlət̮i//noun [uncountable] a sense of futility the futility of war