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[fyoo-til-i-tee] /fyuˈtɪl ɪ ti/

noun, plural futilities for 2, 3.
the quality of being ; ineffectiveness; uselessness.
a trifle or frivolity:
the large collection of futilities that clutter our minds.
a act or event.
noun (pl) -ties
lack of effectiveness or success
lack of purpose or meaning
something futile

1620s, from French futilité or directly from Latin futilitatem (nominative futilitas) “worthlessness,” from futilis (see futile). Hence, jocular futilitarian (1827).


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