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Definition of Futile


  1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling.
  2. Of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain; worthless.

Futile Quotations

There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
Nelson Mandela

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
Regina Brett

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Albert Camus

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Abu Bakr

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Futile Translations

futile in Afrikaans is vrugteloos
futile in Dutch is vergeefs, ijdel, nutteloos
futile in Finnish is turha
futile in French is vain
futile in German is zwecklos, sinnlos, nutzlos
futile in Norwegian is intetsigende, forgjeves
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