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English definition of “futile”

futile

adjective [not gradable]    /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    /fjuˈtɪl·ət̬·i/ noun [U] A sense of futility and powerlessness infected her.
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