Definition of fruitless in English:

fruitless

Line breaks: fruit|less
Pronunciation: /ˈfruːtləs
 
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adjective

  • 2(Of a tree or plant) not producing fruit: a banana leaf from a fruitless palm

Derivatives

fruitlessly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Don't waste energy fruitlessly pursuing it; distract yourself with something productive, be it whittling, knitting or washing dishes.
  • As he had done, fruitlessly, so many times before, he raised his voice in the chill air to sing a melody which he and Richard - no mean musician himself - had composed together.
  • Ignorant of the word ‘pushchair’, she fruitlessly searched London for plastic covers for her ‘stroller’.

fruitlessness

noun
More example sentences
  • Acknowledging the basic fruitlessness of human existence is important, but so is grinning.
  • For further proof of the fruitlessness of the efforts in either penalty box there was the final frantic exchanges in County's box.
  • The depiction of the brutality and fruitlessness of war leaves a lasting impact on the reader.

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