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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fu·tile /ˈfjutḷ, ˈfjuˌtaɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·tile a.
 1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling. [Obs.]
    Talkers and futile persons.   --Bacon.
 2. Of no importance; having no useful purpose; useless; vain; worthless; pointless. Futile theories.”
    His reasoning . . . was singularly futile.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the
             therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an
             unavailing attempt" [syn: ineffectual, otiose, unavailing]
      2: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years
         after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain
         attempt" [syn: bootless, fruitless, sleeveless, vain]