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English definition of “fruitless”

fruitless

adjective uk   /ˈfruːt.ləs/ us  
If an action or attempt to do something is fruitless, it is unsuccessful or produces nothing of value: All diplomatic attempts at a peaceful solution to the crisis have been fruitless.
Opposite
fruitlessly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
fruitlessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of fruitless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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