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futility


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Futility  \Fu"til`i*ty\,  n.  [L.  futilitas:  cf  F.  futilit['e].] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  talkative;  talkativeness; 
  loquaciousness;  loquacity.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  quality  of  producing  no  valuable  effect,  or  of  coming 
  to  nothing;  uselessness. 
 
  The  futility  of  this  mode  of  philosophizing. 
  --Whewell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  futility 
  n  :  uselessness  as  a  consequence  of  having  no  practical  result 




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