inutility

[ in-yoo-til-i-tee ]
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noun,plural in·u·til·i·ties for 2.
  1. a useless thing or person.

Origin of inutility

1
From the Latin word inūtilitās, dating back to 1590–1600. See inutile, -ity

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How to use inutility in a sentence

  • If they inculcate virtue, it is that theological virtue whose inutility we have sufficiently shown.

    Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
  • The hypnotist has shown the vanity and Blake the inutility of willing trifles, and black magic its futility.

  • Yet she couldn't let it go on—this gigantic inutility, this mammoth lack of practical, efficient management.

    Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
  • All persons will be sensible of the inutility of the many expensive ceremonies, which contribute nothing to public felicity.

    Good Sense | Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
  • The inutility of science, written in a merely technical form, is well exemplified in the instance of Cicero.