What is another word for fruitlessly?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈuːtləslɪ] (IPA)

Fruitlessly is an adverb that refers to a lack of success or achievement in a particular endeavor. Some synonyms that could be used in place of fruitlessly include futilely, ineffectively, vainly, unsuccessfully, unproductively, and pointlessly. Each of these words conveys a sense of disappointment or frustration when effort has been expended without any meaningful result. For example, one might say "I searched fruitlessly for my keys," or "Despite their best efforts, the team played futilely against the superior opponent." In both cases, the emphasis is on the lack of progress or success despite effort and intention.

What are the hypernyms for Fruitlessly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for fruitlessly?

Fruitlessly is an adverb used to express an unsuccessful result or outcome. Some of the antonyms or opposite words for fruitlessly are productive, successful, fruitful, effective, advantageous, profitable, constructive, and helpful. These words are used to convey a positive result or outcome that benefits an individual or group. When we talk about fruitlessness, it often relates to a situation where a person has put in time and effort to achieve something, but the result is zero. Whereas, the antonyms for fruitlessly denote achievement, progress, and a sense of satisfaction. Therefore, the use of antonyms can add clarity to the language and convey the intended meaning precisely.

What are the antonyms for Fruitlessly?

Usage examples for Fruitlessly

Nowhere else does he display more strikingly his remarkable acuteness, fertility, and literary power, and nowhere else are these high qualities employed more fruitlessly from sheer want of grasp of the elements of the problems he discusses.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
She felt as a prisoner who battered fruitlessly against an iron door.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell
Only, it would depend; there would have to be things in that letter- When, at last, she went tumultuously into the boarding-house, she ran through the heap of letters twice fruitlessly.
"The Salamander"
Owen Johnson

Famous quotes with Fruitlessly

  • Innumerable men had passed by, across this Universe, with a dumb vague wonder, such as the very animals may feel; or with a painful, fruitlessly inquiring wonder, such as men only feel;—till the great Thinker came, the original man, the Seer; whose shaped spoken Thought awakes the slumbering capability of all into Thought. It is ever the way with the Thinker, the spiritual Hero. What he says, all men were not far from saying, were longing to say. The Thoughts of all start up, as from painful enchanted sleep, round his Thought; answering to it, Yes, even so! Joyful to men as the dawning of day from night;—is it not, indeed, the awakening for them from no-being into being, from death into life? We still honor such a man; call him Poet, Genius, and so forth: but to these wild men he was a very magician, a worker of miraculous unexpected blessing for them; a Prophet, a God!
    Thomas Carlyle
  • This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless. You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma, Inkerman, and Balaclava, may be glorious but are certainly nothing more.
    Benjamin Disraeli

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