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futile

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈfjut̬·əl, ˈfju·tɑɪl/
achieving no result; not effective or successful: The plane detoured north in a futile attempt to avoid the bad weather.
futility
noun [U]  us   /fjuˈtɪl·ət̬·i/
A sense of futility and powerlessness infected her.
Translations of “futile”
in Arabic عَقيم…
in Korean 헛된…
in Malaysian sia-sia…
in French futile…
in Turkish nafile, boşuna, yersiz…
in Italian vano, inutile…
in Chinese (Traditional) (行動)無作用的, 無效的, 不成功的…
in Russian бесполезный, тщетный…
in Polish daremny, beznadziejny…
in Vietnamese vô ích, không có hiệu quả…
in Spanish fútil, vano, inútil…
in Portuguese inútil…
in Thai ไร้ประโยชน์…
in German nutzlos…
in Catalan inútil…
in Japanese 無駄な…
in Indonesian sia-sia…
in Chinese (Simplified) (行动)无作用的, 无效的, 不成功的…
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