noun, plural in·u·til·i·ties for 2.
Origin of inutility
Examples from the Web for inutility
He reasoned long on the inutility of the war, and the little provocation which had been given for it.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
The very philosophy which makes such a man seek the quiet, makes him eschew the inutility of the hermitage.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He saw the inutility of his efforts; henceforth, prudence and courtly behavior put a seal upon his lips.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Organs or parts in this strange condition, bearing the stamp of inutility, are extremely common throughout nature.On the Origin of Species|Charles Darwin
The Count d'Artois soon arrived, and confirmed by his return the taking of Lyons, and the inutility of his efforts.Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I|Fleury de Chaboulon.
1590s, from Middle French inutilité (15c.), from Latin inutilitatem (nominative inutilitas) "uselessness," from inutilis (see inutile).