Pronunciation of Futile
/fjˈuːta͡ɪl/, /fjˈuːtaɪl/, /f_j_ˈuː_t_aɪ_l/
Synonyms for futile:
outworn, muted, flaccid, facile, defective, inefficient, impossible, loafing, small-time, defunct, Overworked, nonoperational, infertile, muddled, unhelpful, uninformative, bum, flabby, toothless, moribund, spent.
Other synonyms and related words:
delusive, impossible, frothy, defective, inefficient, trivial, egotistic, toothless, conceited, unreal, self-conceited, ditzy, silly, barren, inconstant, empty, uneffective, indolent, null, worthless, swollen, temperamental, slothful, uninformative, unresponsive, nugatory, unnecessary, superfluous, unproductive, profitless, bum, outworn, unprofitable, otiose, inoperable, faineant, spent, unavailing, infertile, senseless, unsubstantial, unable, puerile, muted, Overworked, birdbrained, hopeless, dizzy, vapid, loafing, lazy, baseless, wasted, dead, bootless, paralyzed, frivolous, purposeless, defunct, idle, sleeveless, goofy, muddled, unimportant, egotistical.
hopeless, pointless (adjective)
unreal, worthless, unavailing, idle, fruitless, ineffectual, empty, otiose, useless, bootless, profitless, impractical, ineffective, vain, unsubstantial, delusive, nugatory, abortive, unimportant, trivial, barren, unsuccessful, unprofitable, unproductive.
Usage examples for futile:
- He appeared to be making futile efforts to rise from his seat. - "Amusement Only", Richard Marsh.
- Kitty's efforts were futile; she began to weaken from the choking. - "The Last of the Plainsmen", Zane Grey.
- He made one or two futile efforts to speak, and then unconsciously used the words Shakespeare has put into the mouth of Macduff, " All my pretty 'uns!" - "Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories", Juliana Horatio Ewing.