- The definition of futility is having little or no purpose or importance or has little positive outcome.
An example of futility is getting the outside of an SUV washed before taking it off-roading in the mud.
- the quality of being futile
- a futile act, thing, etc.
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noun pl. fu·til·i·ties
- The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
- Lack of importance or purpose; frivolousness.
- A futile act.