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One entry found for futile.
Entry Word: futile
Function: adjective
Text: producing no results <the prison is so well guarded that all attempts to escape have been futile>
Synonyms abortive, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain
Related Words hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, worthless; hopeless, impossible; inadequate, insufficient
Phrases in vain, of no avail
Near Antonyms meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient
Antonyms effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, productive, profitable, successful