Meaning of “futile” in the English Dictionary

"futile" in English

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uk /ˈfjuː.taɪl/ us /ˈfjuː.t̬əl/
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)

"futile" in American English

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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.
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)