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Adjective: futile  fyoo-t(u)l or 'fyoo,tI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'fyoo,tI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Producing no result or effect
    "a futile effort";
    - ineffectual, otiose, unavailing, meaningless
  2. Unproductive of success
    "futile years after her artistic peak";
    - bootless, fruitless, sleeveless, vain

See also: unproductive, useless

Encyclopedia: Futile