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Spanish translation of “futile”


adjective /ˈfjuːtail, ˈfjuːtl/
useless; having no effect
fútil, vano, inútil
a futile attempt.
futility /-ˈti-/ noun uselessness
He realized the futility of trying to continue his journey.
(Definition of futile from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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