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Definition of Futility

Futility

  1. The quality of being talkative; talkativeness; loquaciousness; loquacity.
  2. The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.

Futility Quotations

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I used to tweet, but it's an act of futility. You're not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, 'Oh my God!' because you've opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers.
Sylvester Stallone

We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long - such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority.
Gary Zukav

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.
H. G. Wells
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Futility Translations

futility in German is Vergeblichkeit