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Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless,
  1. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless
    • - a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage

  1. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
  2. bootless: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
  3. (futilely) in a futile and unproductive manner
  4. (futility) uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
  5. Futile is a promotional EP by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, released in July 2003 through Lava Records. It was released in conjunction with Porcupine Tree's North American tour with Opeth, July-August 2003.
  6. (Futility (album)) Futility is Dååth's first (and only) self-released album. The cover painting was created by .
  7. (Futility (novel)) Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan was an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. ...
  8. (Futility (poem)) Futility is a poem by Wilfred Owen, possibly the most renowned poet of the First World War. The poem is well-known for the fact that it is an unusual departure from his style of including disturbing and graphic images in his poems, and instead having an oddly soothing feel to it.
  9. Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting
  10. (futility) The quality of being futile or useless; Something, especially an act, that is futile; Unimportance
  11. (Futility) a situation where health care teams believe, according to their clinical judgment, that current or future medical procedures would be inappropriate for a patient because those procedures would offer little or no benefit.
  12. means "trivial or insignificant" (Fútil) in Spanish
  13. (adj) - useless, hopeless, ineffectual
  14. inútil; vano; infructuoso
  15. successful, effective