- Pointlessness or uselessness: the horror and futility of warMore example sentences
fruitlessness, vanity, pointlessness; uselessness, worthlessness, ineffectuality, ineffectiveness, inefficacy; failure, unproductiveness, barrenness, unprofitability, abortiveness; impotence, hollowness, emptiness, meaningless, forlornness, hopelessness, sterility, valuelessness• archaic bootlessness
- The narrator then steps in to comment on the pointlessness and futility of life on earth before the credits roll.
- In its place stands the conviction of the futility of life; of the awareness of existence in a dark room.
- In the face of war and mass slaughter, he has proved it retains the ability to shock us with the sheer frivolity of its efforts in futility.