What is another word for futilely?

Pronunciation: [fjˈuːta͡ɪlli] (IPA)

Futilely means without success or achieving nothing. There are several synonyms for this word, including unsuccessfully, fruitlessly, wastefully, in vain, unproductively, vainly, and without avail. Each of these words conveys the same sense of lack of accomplishment or success. For instance, fruitlessly means not producing the expected results, while vainly refers to efforts that are useless, without any hope of success. Similarly, in vain indicates the failure to achieve a goal despite investing one's best efforts. Whether you use futilely, unsuccessfully, or any of the other synonyms, they all communicate the same thing - a lack of success or achievement.

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Usage examples for Futilely

Still, he wished futilely that he had not been quite so eager to cover up Manley's weakness and deceive the girl.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
The tangle gun clicked futilely, out of ammunition.
"Tangle Hold"
F. L. Wallace
How Birnier had escaped was immaterial, but the particular fate that awaited Corporal Inyira was decided but futilely; for the bold son of Banyala and his merry men were footing it to the south of lake Tanganika, scared by day lest the long arm of the Eater-of-Men should overtake them and haunted by the terror of seeing another illuminated ghost by night.
Charles Beadle

Famous quotes with Futilely

  • Adjusting my thick glasses and dropping my half-Chinese Austin Powers accent, I futilely try to defend myself (noting there's nothing worse in the world than being screamed at by a bunch of female celebrity impersonators).
    Harmon Leon
  • And so, reaching futilely for answers, they blame the trees!
    Why the lucky stiff

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