[ US /ˈfɹutɫəs/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈuːtləs/ ]
  1. unproductive of success
    a vain attempt
    a sleeveless errand
    a fruitless search
    futile years after her artistic peak
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How To Use fruitless In A Sentence

  • That search, which Corto knows is fruitless, reconciles the sublimation of the motivating object with the euphemistic cynicism of a horizontal and not ascensional awareness of the journey.
  • And this is the cause that disputes with such persons are generally fruitless, especially as immixed with that intemporancy of reviling other men wherein they exceed; for if that be a way either of learning or teaching of the truth, it is what the Scripture hath not instructed us in. Pneumatologia
  • Hai!” switching the camel, and fruitlessly endeavouring to fustigate Mas’ud’s nephew, who resolutely slept upon the water-bags. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
  • He was sure sleep would evade him, with his mind still spinning fruitlessly on its search for information that wasn't there.
  • This makes it possible to constantly move towards our goals and not get caught up in fruitless opportunity chasing. Weather Any Storm with a Flexible Blogging Plan | Write to Done
  • Punch investors are worried it will be undone by its huge debt pile and its fruitless attempt to stem the tide of drinking at home. Times, Sunday Times
  • Last week's picket forced the council to concede hours of informal and ultimately fruitless talks.
  • So far the search for the missing middle - aged woman has been fruitless.
  • fruitless" for fruitlessly, which is so far a defect, the language of these lines does in no respect differ from that of prose. Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems, 1800, Volume 1
  • Trying to reverse the dictate given or negotiate better terms seems fruitless.
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