Futility meaning

fyo͝o-tĭlĭ-tē
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The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
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A futile act.
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(uncountable) The quality of being futile or useless.

His taking the bar exam for a third time was pure futility.

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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.

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Lack of importance or purpose; frivolousness.
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The quality of being futile.
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A futile act, thing, etc.
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(countable) Something, especially an act, that is futile.
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(uncountable) Unimportance.
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Origin of futility

  • futile +‎ -ity

    From Wiktionary