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Definition of futile adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    futile

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