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English definition of “futile”


adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfjut̬·əl, ˈfju·tɑɪl/ us  
achieving no result; not effective or successful: The plane detoured north in a futile attempt to avoid the bad weather.
noun [U]  /fjuˈtɪl·ət̬·i/ us  
A sense of futility and powerlessness infected her.
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