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[mass noun] Pointlessness or uselessness.‘the horror and futility of war’
fruitlessness, vanity, pointlessnessuselessness, worthlessness, ineffectuality, ineffectiveness, inefficacyfailure, unproductiveness, barrenness, unprofitability, abortivenessimpotence, hollowness, emptiness, meaningless, forlornness, hopelessness, sterility, valuelessnessbootlessnessView synonyms
- ‘In the face of war and mass slaughter, he has proved it retains the ability to shock us with the sheer frivolity of its efforts in futility.’
- ‘Primarily, however, the drama is about yearning and the futility of attempting to suppress human emotion.’
- ‘On realizing the futility of his mission, he would return to staring at me.’
- ‘The narrator then steps in to comment on the pointlessness and futility of life on earth before the credits roll.’
- ‘In its place stands the conviction of the futility of life; of the awareness of existence in a dark room.’
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