Origin of futility
Related Words for futilityemptiness, ineffectiveness, idleness, hollowness, senselessness, frivolousness, ineffectuality, meaninglessness
Examples from the Web for futility
Contemporary Examples of futility
If anything can remind us about the futility of war, it is those wrecked, dismembered bodies.To Truly Shame Putin, Show Us the Bodies of MH17
July 22, 2014
This, despite feeling like futility is creeping like vines to tear down your walls of passion and security.
But you should not have “acceptance” fed by feelings of futility; your response should be intolerance of intolerance.
Again: silence, from apathy or futility, is a powerful ingredient in making bigotry continue.
The truth is, telling wedding vendors to only provide goods and services for “biblical” ceremonies is an exercise in futility.Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Kirsten Powers, Jonathan Merritt
February 23, 2014
Historical Examples of futility
It was evident that Dick perceived the futility of argument.Within the Law
As an instance of the futility of comparisons, I will mention one experience.In the Heart of Vosges
The futility of argument was apparent, and he turned and left the workshop.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
But I want you to understand the futility of all you may think needful to tell me.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The sight produced in him a melancholy impression of immensity and futility.The Downfall
- lack of effectiveness or success
- lack of purpose or meaning
- something futile
Word Origin and History for futility
1620s, from French futilité or directly from Latin futilitatem (nominative futilitas) "worthlessness," from futilis (see futile). Hence, jocular futilitarian (1827).