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Synonyms for fruitless
ˈfrut lɪsfruit·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fruitless

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vainadjective

    unproductive of success

    "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"

    Synonyms:
    unavailing, otiose, self-conceited, egotistic, vain, conceited, swollen-headed, futile, swollen, bootless, ineffectual, egotistical, sleeveless

    Antonyms:
    productive

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fruitlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfruitful, unproductive, barren, sterile, unprolific, unfertile, infecund, addle, ACARPOUS

  2. fruitlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    useless, unavailing, bootless, profitless, ineffectual, unprofitable, vain, idle, futile, abortive, without avail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fruitlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfruitful, infertile, infecund, acarpous, barren, unavailing, useless, vain

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fruitless":

    sterile, unsuccessful, futile, vain, useless, unproductive, no-win, pointless

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10226useless
#12556trivial
#13230unreal
#15690vain
#17103unsuccessful
#17502sterile
#18270pointless
#19590visionary
#20769worthless
#21156swollen
#22525sleeveless
#26975futile
#32026unimportant
#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#48348unproductive
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
#60134baseless
#61666ineffectual
#64373egotistical
#67211conceited
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#236805egotistic
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use fruitless in a sentence?

  1. James Goldsmith:

    None has more frequent conversations with a disagreeable self than the man of pleasure; his enthusiasms are but few and transient; his appetites, like angry creditors, are continually making fruitless demands for what he is unable to pay; and the greater his former pleasures, the more strong his regret, the more impatient his expectations. A life of pleasure is, therefore, the most unpleasing life.

  2. Eric Schneiderman:

    In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known at Trump University, donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes.

  3. Davey Blackburn:

    Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope, if there is one thing I've learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, it's this: Choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate.

  4. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We've got to break the business model of the criminal smugglers and stop the desperate flow of people crammed into makeshift vessels from embarking on a fruitless and perilous journey.

  5. May Sarton:

    It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.


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