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Meaning of FRUITLESS

Pronunciation:  'frootlis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"

FRUITLESS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bootless, futile, sleeveless, unproductive, vain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fruit"less\, a.
1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of
   offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless
   marriage. --Shak.

2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle;
   useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a
   fruitless controversy.

         They in mutual accusation spent The fruitless hours.

Syn: Useless; barren; unprofitable; abortive; ineffectual;
     vain; idle; profitless. See {Useless}. --
     {Fruit"less*ly}, adv. -- {Fruit"lness*ness}, n.

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