Futile meaning

fyo͝otl, fyo͝otīl
Having no useful result; ineffectual.

A futile attempt to renegotiate the contract.

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The definition of futile is something that won't succeed or is unimportant.

An example of futile is someone trying to stop a plane that has already left the ground.

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Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting.
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Trifling or unimportant.
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Origin of futile

  • Latin fūtilis gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French futile, from Latin fūtilis.

    From Wiktionary