- a useless thing or person.
Origin of inutility
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Related Wordsweakness, incompetence, lack, failure, shortcoming, ineptitude, inefficiency, impotence, frailty, inadequacy, powerlessness, necessity, insufficiency, incapacity, ineffectiveness, inefficacy, disqualification, incapability, ineptness, inaptitude
Examples from the Web for inutility
The inutility of these attempts proved no manner of discouragement to the Spaniards.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
What I saw of it further convinced me of its undesirability, of its inutility.Old Fogy
While putting his things in order he thought of the inutility of decorated rooms.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
And she wrung her hands in intensity of conviction of the inutility of aught she could do.Curious, if True
Nevertheless, the inutility of play is far from proven biologically.Essay on the Creative Imagination
Word Origin and History for inutility
1590s, from Middle French inutilité (15c.), from Latin inutilitatem (nominative inutilitas) "uselessness," from inutilis (see inutile).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper