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Futile


FU'TILE, adjective [Latin futilis, from futio, to pour out; effutio, to prate or babble; Heb. to utter rashly or foolishly.]

1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling.

2. Trifling; of no weight or importance; answering no valuable purpose; worthless.

3. Of no effect.