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futile Saltos de línea: fu¦tile
Pronunciación: /ˈfjuːtʌɪl/

Definición de futile en inglés:

adjetivo

Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless: a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage it is futile to allocate blame for this
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Although residents put up pockets of resistance, their attempts were largely futile.
  • You shift from one leg to the other, but know that that is a fairly futile attempt to relieve your discomfort.
  • They do not show an act of suicide but an attempt, however futile, to escape death.
Sinónimos
useless, worthless, ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious, to no effect, of no use, in vain, to no avail, unavailing;
hopeless, doomed, lost
Australian/New Zealand informal no good to gundy
archaic bootless

Origen

Mid 16th century: from Latin futilis 'leaky, futile', apparently from fundere 'pour'.

Derivados

futilely

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Pronunciación: /ˈfjuːtʌɪlli/
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Most days at least one gets itself stuck in the house, usually trying valiantly but ultimately futilely to fly through one of our closed windows.
  • And I did spend a lot of time futilely trying to talk to the FBI press office about the flight.
  • With each retelling, the story of the men who died gloriously but futilely just a few miles from help has seemed increasingly ridiculous.

Palabras que riman con futile

butyl, rutile, utile

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