Definitions and translations for "futile"

Definition of futile

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Adjective
1. Unproductive of success.
2. Producing no result or effect.
A futile effort.
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English - English - futile

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adj. fruitless, unproductive; unsuccessful; worthless
adj. futile, vain, pointless; trifling, idle, trivial; frivolous, piffling, shallow, stingy, fiddling
adj. futile, trifling, trivial, peddling, shallow

English - Spanish - futile

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adj. fútil, inefectivo, inútil, sin ningún propósito, sin sentido, trivial

English - French - futile

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adj. futile, inutile; défaillant, se terminant par un échec; sans valeur

English - German - futile

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adj. vergeblich, nutzlos; wertlos; unnütz; hohl

English - Indonesian - futile

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a. sia-sia, terbantut

English - Italian - futile

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agg. futile, vano, inutile, frivolo, inconsistente; superficiale, vacuo

English - Polish - futile

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a. daremny, nierzeczowy, próżny, bezskuteczny, nieskuteczny, bezowocny, błahy, czczy, marny, bezcelowy, niecelowy

English - Portuguese - futile

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adj. fútil, vão, sem valor; inútil (objeto), tolo (pessoa)

English - Romanian - futile

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n. zadar
a. van, zadarnic, nefolositor, nimic: de nimic, deşert, steril

English - Russian - futile

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прил. бесполезный, тщетный, несерьезный, пустой, поверхностный, бесплодный

English - Turkish - futile

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s. boş, nafile, beyhude

English - Ukrainian - futile

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a. марний, нікчемний

French - English - futile

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adj. futile, vain, pointless; trifling, idle, trivial; frivolous, piffling, shallow, stingy, fiddling

Italian - English - futile

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adj. futile, trifling, trivial, peddling, shallow

English - Dutch - futile

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bn. futiel, vergeefs, doelloos

English - Greek - futile

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επίθ. ανωφελής, μάταιος

French - Spanish - futile

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1. (général) fútil
2. (bavardage) en vano; inútil
3. (paroles) vano; vacío 4. (importance) insignificante; trivial; fútil

French - German - futile

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adj. unnütz, nutzlos, nichtig, zwecklos, belanglos, seicht, nichtssagend, unsinnig, banal, oberflächlich

French - Italian - futile

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1. (général) futile
2. (bavardage) futile; frivolo; vano
3. (paroles) vano 4. (importance) insignificante; futile; senza importanza; di poca importanza

French - Portuguese - futile

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1. (général) furado {informal}; caído {slang}
2. (bavardage) fútil; inútil
3. (paroles) vazio; oco; fútil 4. (importance) frívolo; fútil; insignificante; trivial; banal

French - Russian - futile

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a. ничтожный, пустой, пустяковый, пустячный

French - Turkish - futile

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değersiz, önemsiz; boş, nafile

Italian - French - futile

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1. (generale) futile
2. (conversazione) futile; oiseux
3. (importanza) petit; mineur; insignifiant; futile; sans importance

Italian - German - futile

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adj. nichtig, unbedeutend, eitel

French - Dutch - futile

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1. (général) onbenullig
2. (bavardage) ijdel; nietsbeduidend; zinloos
3. (paroles) leeg; nietszeggend; hol; onbetekenend 4. (importance) onbeduidend; futiel; onbelangrijk; onbetekenend

English - Arabic - futile

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‏عقيم، غير ذي جدوى، خائب، مهدور، فاشل، لا طائل تحته، منشغل بالتوافه‏

English - Chinese - futile

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(形) 无用的, 无效果的, 琐细的

English - Chinese - futile

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(形) 無用的, 無效果的, 瑣細的

English - Hindi - futile

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a. निरर्थक, निःसार

English - Japanese - futile

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(形) 不毛の; 不成功の; むだな

English - Korean - futile

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형. 결실이 없는, 비생산적인; 효과 없는; 쓸데없는, 하찮은

English - Vietnamese - futile

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a. vô ích, vụn vặt, không đáng kể, tầm phào
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Synonyms for futile
1. trivial: frivolous, petty, minor, small, nugatory, trifling, unimportant
2. vain: sterile, hollow, abortive, barren, fruitless, delusive