Synonyms of futile in English:

futile


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adjective

1‘I wore my cape in a futile attempt to keep dry’

SYNONYMS

fruitless, vain, pointless

useless, worthless, ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious, to no effect, of no use, in vain, to no avail, unavailing

unsuccessful, failed, thwarted

unproductive, barren, unprofitable, abortive

impotent, hollow, empty, forlorn, idle, sterile, nugatory, valueless

hopeless, doomed, lost

NZ Australian informal no good to gundy

archaic bootless

ANTONYMS

useful, fruitful