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futileadjective

uk   /ˈfjuː.taɪl/ us   /ˈfjuː.t̬əl/
futility
noun [U] uk   /fjuːˈtɪl.ə.ti/ us   /fjuːˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/
"What's his latest book about?" "Oh, the usual - the transience of love and the futility of life."
(Definition of futile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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futileadjective [not gradable]

us   /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
noun [U] us   /fjuˈtɪl·ət̬·i/
A sense of futility and powerlessness infected her.
(Definition of futile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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