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1. futility

noun. ['fjuːˈtɪləti'] uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result.

Synonyms

  • uselessness
  • inutility

Antonyms

  • utility
  • practicability
  • practicableness

Etymology

  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • futile (English)
  • futilis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Futility

  • comprehensibility
  • overwhelmability
  • irresponsibility
  • responsibility
  • inaccessibility
  • susceptibility
  • deductibility
  • compatibility
  • combinability
  • acceptability
  • palatability
  • invisibility
  • flexibility
  • electability
  • applicability
  • affordability
  • admissibility
  • adaptability
  • reliability
  • probability
  • malleability
  • irritability
  • availability
  • volatility
  • versatility
  • possibility
  • legibility
  • feasibility
  • capability
  • amiability

Example sentences of the word futility


1. Noun, singular or mass
He described the futility of placing higher value on the world than on its creator.

Quotes containing the word futility


1. You can't make everybody love you. It's an exercise in futility, and it's probably not even a good idea to try.
- Robert Crumb

2. Anything beyond the limits and grasp of the human mind is either illusion or futility; and because your god having to be one or the other of the two, in the first instance I should be mad to believe in him, and in the second a fool.
- Marquis de Sade

3. The futility of action does not absolve one from the failure to act. -
- Janette Turner Hospital, The Last Magician

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