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Synonyms for futility
fyuˈtɪl ɪ tifu·til·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. futilitynoun

    uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. futilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    triviality, frivolousness

  2. futilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    uselessness, worthlessness, vanity

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "futility":

    uselessness, non-requirement, worthlessness

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD4.0 / 2 votes

  1. futility

    Synonyms:
    See Medical futility

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How to use futility in a sentence?

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

  2. Nicole Gibbs:

    I'm definitely kicked off my timeline and Wimbledon qualifying is looking out of the question, i've had some humbling moments in the past couple weeks that have made me realize the futility of a' plan' when it comes to a recovery like this.

  3. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility.

  4. Duncan Bew:

    The futility of speaking to families and telling mothers their children have died has spurred a lot of us to think : what more could we have done to have actually stopped it happening ?

  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    It wouldn't produce the result that Sen. Cruz and I would both like to produce, so therefore, it would be an exercise in futility.


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