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Definition of "fruitless" []

  • Producing no fruit. (adjective)
  • Unproductive of success: a fruitless search. See Synonyms at futile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fruitless" in a sentence
  • "The extent of the division became further apparent as a German member of the ECB, Jürgen Stark, bluntly urged governments from the bloc of euro-using nations to halt what he called the "fruitless" discussion over a private-sector role in a new Greek bailout."
  • "Frustrated with what she describes as fruitless and repetitive interviews, Ms. Abbas resigned from her Guantanamo post in 2002, and returned to another sales job in California."
  • "The results confirm that a gene known as "fruitless" is a key factor underlying sexual differences in behavior."