Definition of futility in English:

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futility

Pronunciation: /fjʊˈtɪlɪti/ /fjuːˈtɪlɪti/

noun

[mass noun]
Pointlessness or uselessness: the horror and futility of war
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Words that rhyme with futility

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, fragility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, stability, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

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