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English definition of “fruitless”

fruitless

adjective     /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 fruitfulUseless and futileUnsuccessful (people and things) fruitlessly     /-li/ adverb fruitlessness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Useless and futile
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