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fruitless (adj.)

mid-14c., "unprofitable," from fruit + -less. Meaning "barren, sterile" is from 1510s. Related: Fruitlessly; fruitlessness.

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Definitions of fruitless

fruitless (adj.)
unproductive of success;
a fruitless search
Synonyms: bootless / futile / sleeveless / vain
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