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futility

Line breaks: fu¦til|ity
Pronunciation: /fjʊˈtɪlɪti, fjuːˈtɪlɪti
 
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Definition of futility in English:

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.
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