futile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French futile, from Latin fūtilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjuː.taɪl/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfju.taɪl/, /ˈfju.təl/
  • Rhymes: -uːtəl (US)

Adjective[edit]

futile (comparative more futile, superlative most futile)

  1. Incapable of producing results; doomed not to be successful; not worth attempting.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fūtilis.

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futile (plural futiles)

  1. futile

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūtilis (futile, worthless, literally that easily pours out).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.ti.le/
  • Rhymes: -utile
  • Hyphenation: fù‧ti‧le

Adjective[edit]

futile (plural futili)

  1. futile, frivolous, worthless

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References[edit]

  • futile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

fūtile (not comparable)

  1. in vain
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Adjective[edit]

fūtile

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of fūtilis

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