inutile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French inutile, from Middle French, from Latin inutilis. See in- not, utile.

Adjective[edit]

inutile (comparative more inutile, superlative most inutile)

  1. (obsolete) useless; unprofitable
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inūtilis (useless).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.ny.til/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: inutiles
  • Hyphenation: i‧nu‧tile

Adjective[edit]

inutile (masculine and feminine, plural inutiles)

  1. unused
  2. useless, unnecessary, pointless

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inutilis, from in- + utilis

Adjective[edit]

inutile m, f (masculine and feminine plural inutili)

  1. useless, unnecessary, needless
  2. ineffective

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inūtile

  1. nominative neuter singular of inūtilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of inūtilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of inūtilis

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inutile m, f (plural inutiles)

  1. useless

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