fruitless definition, meaning - what is fruitless in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fruitless”

See all translations

fruitless

adjective uk   us   /ˈfruːt.ləs/
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   us   /-li/
fruitlessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “fruitless”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無成果的, 無效的…
in Russian безуспешный, бесплодный…
in Turkish yararsız, nafile, başarısız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无成果的, 无效的…
in Polish bezowocny…
(Definition of fruitless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fruitless?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fruitless” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More