[ adjective ] producing no result or effect
"a futile effort" "the therapy was ineffectual" "an otiose undertaking" "an unavailing attempt"
Used in print(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
An argument with Orville_Torrence_Killpath was as frustrating and as futile as a cap pistol on a firing_range .
[ adjective ] unproductive of success
"a fruitless search" "futile years after her artistic peak" "a sleeveless errand" "a vain attempt"
Used in print(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
This habit had become so fixed over the years that it seemed futile to do anything for which no_one was waiting .