Adjective "futility" definition and examples

(Futility may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fjuːˈtɪlɪti//fjʊˈtɪlɪti/

Definitions and examples

noun

Pointlessness or uselessness.
  1. 'In the face of war and mass slaughter, he has proved it retains the ability to shock us with the sheer frivolity of its efforts in futility.'
  2. 'In its place stands the conviction of the futility of life; of the awareness of existence in a dark room.'
  3. 'Primarily, however, the drama is about yearning and the futility of attempting to suppress human emotion.'

More definitions

1. the quality of being futile; ineffectiveness; uselessness.

2. a trifle or frivolity: the large collection of futilities that clutter our minds.

3. a futile act or event.

More examples(as adjective)

"marks can be futility."