fruitless

[froot-lis]
adjective
1.
useless; unproductive; without results or success: a fruitless search for the missing treasure.
2.
bearing no fruit; barren.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see fruit, -less

fruitlessly, adverb
fruitlessness, noun


1. futile, unavailing, vain. 2. sterile.


1. useful, profitable. 2. fertile.
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fruitless (ˈfruːtlɪs)
 
adj
1.  yielding nothing or nothing of value; unproductive; ineffectual
2.  without fruit
 
'fruitlessly
 
adv
 
'fruitlessness
 
n

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fruitless
mid-14c., from fruit + -less. Related: Fruitlessly.
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Example sentences for fruitlessly
Like lulu, chow tried fruitlessly to recapture his past through the present.
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