Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting. (adjective)
Examples of word futile
It will cost millions in marketing and promotion, or what I call a futile attempt and waste of shareholder equity.
Cape Town after the union staged a go-slow following what it termed futile wage negotiations.
Based on this dubious proposition, the researchers bizarrely advocate what they call "futile busyness, namely, busyness serving no purpose other than to prevent idleness."
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi says her 62-year-old brother was among those detained after last month's disputed election in what she called a futile attempt to ...
Instead, almost a year has been wasted in futile attempts to appease the Republicans and the Mass. disaster has struck.