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futile

Synonyms of futile in English:

adjective

  • 1 they piled on thousands of sandbags in a futile attempt to hold back the river
    fruitless, vain, pointless, useless, ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious, to no effect, of no use, in vain, to no avail, unavailing;
    unsuccessful, failed, thwarted;
    unproductive, barren, unprofitable, abortive;
    impotent, hollow, empty, forlorn, idle, hopeless
    archaic bootless
    [Antonyms] useful
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