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synonyms for fruitless

  • abortive
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • pointless
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • barren
  • empty
  • gainless
  • idle
  • in vain
  • infertile
  • profitless
  • spinning one's wheels
  • sterile
  • to no avail
  • to no effect
  • unavailable
  • unavailing
  • unfruitful
  • unprofitable
  • unprolific
  • vain
  • wild goose chase
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antonyms for fruitless

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  • effective
  • effectual
  • fruitful
  • productive
  • profitable
  • copious
  • plentiful
  • potent
  • successful
  • useful
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How to use fruitless in a sentence

My first few attempts to access Dunbar Creek via the bridge on Sea Island were dead-end, fruitless chases.
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He also thinks that, even after decades of fruitless discussion, it’s finally gaining steam.
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The impending change in self-isolation protocol made it seem especially fruitless.
IS THE UK’S PINGDEMIC GOOD OR BAD? YES.CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER, LINDSAY MUSCATOJULY 23, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
However, my largely fruitless examination of the state-by-state figures did turn up a few points of interest.
IS THE U.S. COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT WORKING? WE'RE NOT SURE YETCHRIS WILSONAPRIL 8, 2021TIME
For as long as I’ve been hiking, finding trail pants that really fit has been a fruitless endeavor.
AT LAST, THE PERFECT HIKING PANTS FOR CURVY WOMENKAELYN LYNCHMARCH 25, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
It’s especially concerning because of other possible threats the country faces with Covid-19 — particularly the potential rise of new variants, which could shape-shift to evade immunity, rendering our efforts so far fruitless.
WHEN STATES SHOULD REOPEN, BRIEFLY EXPLAINEDGERMAN LOPEZMARCH 19, 2021VOX
For businesses big and small, going up against Amazon feels like a fruitless endeavor – a David and Goliath scenario.
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Work in other labs has similarly shown that attempting to predict plateaus in the epidemic curve over the long term is just as fruitless.
THE HARD LESSONS OF MODELING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICJORDANA CEPELEWICZJANUARY 28, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
Going into 2021, the idea of New Year’s resolutions can seem fruitless.
START 2021 BY FIXING YOUR ONLINE PRIVACYSTAN HORACZEKDECEMBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Several more fruitless rounds of talks to settle an official border have taken place.
CHINA AND INDIA’S DEADLY HIMALAYAN CLASH IS A BIG TEST FOR MODI. AND A BIG CONCERN FOR THE WORLDLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 19, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO FRUITLESS

  • failed
  • failing
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • unavailing
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
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