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synonyms for futility

  • emptiness
  • ineffectiveness
  • frivolousness
  • fruitlessness
  • hollowness
  • idleness
  • ineffectuality
  • meaninglessness
  • pointlessness
  • senselessness
  • unprofitableness
  • worthlessness
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Despite mounting evidence suggesting the futility of crowdsourcing creativity, the impulse to gather a team to kick around ideas remains an unassailable corporate ritual.
FIGMA SAYS IT HAS THE ANSWER TO LACKLUSTER BRAINSTORMING MEETINGSANNE QUITOMAY 27, 2021QUARTZ
For now though, my only consistent exercise with “VZfit” is one of futility.
VR EXERCISE APP ‘VZFIT’ OVERWHELMS THE SENSES IN ALL THE WRONG WAYSMIKE HUMEAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It undermined any notion that this was an exercise in futility.
THE MEDIA WILL BE KEY TO OVERCOMING A SENATE FILIBUSTER ON VOTING RIGHTSDONALD RITCHIEAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lately, however, on January afternoons like this one, his excitement was overpowered by a sense of futility and dread.
THE BROKEN FRONT LINEBY AVA KOFMAN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENDRICK BRINSON AND DAVID WALTER BANKSAPRIL 7, 2021PROPUBLICA
This is a story about pushing for what you know is right, refusing to be thwarted by a sense of futility.
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Replace “royal family” with “the Firm,” and everything becomes much clearer and, with it, the futility of even speaking of the Windsors anymore as individuals.
BEFORE HARRY AND MEGHAN, THE WINDSOR SISTERS STIRRED THE POT. A NEW BOOK DELVES INTO THEIR STORY.LOUIS BAYARDMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Maybe he was your cheerleader through some childhood exercises in futility.
CAROLYN HAX: A STRUGGLE TO FIND COMPASSION FOR A DAD WHO BROUGHT ON HEALTH WOESCAROLYN HAXMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It also reveals the futility of trying to map fictional characters onto complex real-life situations — especially when they’re this unprecedented.
CAN CAPTAIN AMERICA SERVE TWO DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF AMERICA?AJA ROMANOJANUARY 12, 2021VOX
I edited hundreds of stories in 2020, so choosing my favorites would be an exercise in futility.
EXTRA CRUNCH’S TOP 10 STORIES OF 2020WALTER THOMPSONDECEMBER 31, 2020TECHCRUNCH
For most, 2020 has been a year plagued by feelings of hopelessness and futility.
BACK TO BASICS, A FUNDRAISER FOR N STREET VILLAGEJENN SMIRADECEMBER 21, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
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WORDS RELATED TO FUTILITY

  • contrariety
  • difficulty
  • failure
  • futility
  • impracticability
  • impracticality
  • unattainability
  • unfeasibility
  • unlikelihood
  • unreasonableness
  • unworkability
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.