futile

325 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[fjˈuːta͡ɪl], [fjˈuːta‍ɪl], [f_j_ˈuː_t_aɪ_l]
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Synonyms for Futile:

unsuccessful (adjective)

abortive, failed, foiled, fruitless, frustrated, ineffectual, pointless, thwarted, unsuccessful, useless, vain.

useless (adjective)

detrimental, good-for-nothing, impractical, inadequate, ineffective, nonfunctional, unserviceable, unsuitable, unusable, unworkable.

Other synonyms and related words:

Daffy, Fribble, Gulled, Miscarrying, Overworked, Sisyphean, Unmeet, absurd, aimless, airy, apish, asinine, awfully, bad, badly, barren, baseless, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted, birdbrained, bootless, brainless, buffoonish, bum, calamitously, catchpenny, characterless, cockeyed, conceited, costly, counterproductive, crazy, credulous, daft, dazed, dead, declare, defective, defunct, delusive, despairingly, desperate, desperately, disastrously, disclose, discover, dispensable, ditzy, divulge, dizzy, doggerel, doomed, doting, dumb, dystopian, effete, egotistic, egotistical, empty, etiolated, exhausted, failing, failure, faineant, faintly, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, feebly, fiddling, flaky, flimsy, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, footling, foredoomed, forlorn, frailly, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fruitlessly, fruitlessness, fuddled, futilely, futility, gaga, goofy, hollow, hopeless, hopelessly, idiotic, idle, idly, ill timed, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-suited, imbecile, immature, impart, impolitic, impossible, impotent, impracticable, improper, in vain, inadvisable, inane, inappropriate, inapt, incompetent, incompetently, incongruous, inconsiderable, inconstant, indolent, ineffectively, ineffectually, inefficacious, inefficient, inefficiently, inept, inessential, inexpedient, infatuated, infelicitous, infertile, inoperable, inoperative, inopportune, insane, inservient, insignificant, insufficient, inutile, invalid, jangle, jingle, kooky, lame, lazy, light, literary sleeveless, loafing, loony, mad, mal a propos, malapropos, manque, maudlin, meaningless, minor, miscarried, moronic, muddled, muted, naughtily, needlessly, no dice, no purpose, no use, no-account, no-good, nonsensical, nonviable, not binding, nugacious, nugatory, null, null and void, nutty, of no account, of no avail, of no effect, of no force, on a treadmill, otiose, out of place, out the window, outworn, paltry, paralyzed, petty, pointlessly, poorly, powerless, preposterous, profitless, puerile, purposeless, pyrrhic, redundant, resultless, reveal, ridiculous, sappy, save one's breath, screwy, self-conceited, senseless, sentimental, seriously, severely, shallow, silly, sleeveless, slender, slight, slothful, small, speak, spent, sterile, stickit, stillborn, successless, superficial, superfluous, swollen, tattling, temperamental, thankless, thick-witted, thoughtless, time-wasting, to no avail, to no effect, to no purpose, toothless, trifling, trite, trivial, unable, unacknowledged, unappreciated, unattainable, unavailable, unavailing, unbefitting, uncalled-for, uncreative, undesirable, uneffective, unenforceable, unessential, unfertile, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unfruitful, unhappy, unimportant, uninformative, uninventive, unnecessarily, unnecessary, unneeded, unpersuasive, unpractical, unproductive, unproductively, unprofitable, unreal, unrealizable, unremunerative, unrequired, unrequited, unresponsive, unrewarding, unsatisfactory, unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsturdy, unsubservient, unsubstantial, unsuccessfully, untimely, unwise, use, uselessly, uselessness, vacuous, vainly, valueless, vapid, verbalize, void, wacky, wasted, wasteful, weakly, wet, wickedly, windy, witless, worthless, wrong, wrongly.

Rhymes for Futile:

  1. brutal;

Quotes for Futile:

  1. It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment. Carl Andre.
  2. 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.
  3. If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force? Letty Cottin Pogrebin.