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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.

From Quartz

For now though, my only consistent exercise with “VZfit” is one of futility.

It undermined any notion that this was an exercise in futility.

Lately, however, on January afternoons like this one, his excitement was overpowered by a sense of futility and dread.

This is a story about pushing for what you know is right, refusing to be thwarted by a sense of futility.

From Time

If anything can remind us about the futility of war, it is those wrecked, dismembered bodies.

This, despite feeling like futility is creeping like vines to tear down your walls of passion and security.

But you should not have “acceptance” fed by feelings of futility; your response should be intolerance of intolerance.

Again: silence, from apathy or futility, is a powerful ingredient in making bigotry continue.

The truth is, telling wedding vendors to only provide goods and services for “biblical” ceremonies is an exercise in futility.

That door and that sentry were obstacles which Garnache saw the futility of attempting to overcome without aid.

What oceans of futility one discovered, what mountains of pretense—and with what forests of scholarship grown over them!

Moreover their reiteration evidences their futility in attaining the objects they had in view.

But, probably realising the futility of such a course, he changed his mind, and delivered an ultimatum from the top step.

Altiora had been very emphatic and uncharitable upon the futility of the Socialist movement.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to futility, such as: emptiness, ineffectiveness, frivolousness, fruitlessness, hollowness, and idleness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.