noun, plural fu·til·i·ties for 2, 3.
Examples from the Web for futility
If anything can remind us about the futility of war, it is those wrecked, dismembered bodies.
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|DAILY BEAST
He talked about the futility of everything while I reported.
Sanford flailed his arms about, trying to break the Chief's faceplate while he screamed furious things about futility.
He was, of course, utterly wretched, impressed by the futility of arguing with her.A Poor Wise Man|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Other stories of his illustrate the futility of self-deception on the part of the author.Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
Had he been tampered with overnight, and persuaded of the futility of rebellion?Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill