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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
abortive, absurd, airy, apish, asinine, bad, barren, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted, bootless, brainless, buffoonish, catchpenny, cockeyed, counterproductive, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dizzy, doomed, doting, dumb, effete, empty, etiolated, failed, failing, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, flaky, flimsy, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, foredoomed, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fruitless, fuddled, gaga, goofy, gulled, hollow, idiotic, idle, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-suited, ill-timed, imbecile, impolitic, impotent, improper, in vain, inadequate, inadvisable, inane, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inept, inexpedient, infatuated, infelicitous, inoperative, inopportune, insane, insufficient, invalid, kooky, lame, light, loony, mad, mal a propos, malapropos, manque, maudlin, miscarried, miscarrying, moronic, nugacious, nugatory, nutty, of no effect, of no force, otiose, out of place, profitless, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental, shallow, silly, slender, slight, sterile, stickit, stillborn, stupid, successless, superficial, thoughtless, trifling, trite, trivial, unavailable, unavailing, unbefitting, undesirable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unhappy, unmeet, unproductive, unprofitable, unsatisfactory, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuccessful, unsuitable, untimely, unwise, useless, vacuous, vain, vapid, wacky, wet, windy, witless, worthless, wrong
Dictionary Results for futile:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the
           therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an
           unavailing attempt" [syn: futile, ineffectual,
           otiose, unavailing]
    2: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years
       after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain
       attempt" [syn: bootless, fruitless, futile,
       sleeveless, vain]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Futile \Fu"tile\ (?; 277), a. [L. futilis that easily pours out,
   that easily lets loose, vain, worthless, from the root of
   fundere to pour out: cf. F. futile. See Fuse, v. t.]
   1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling. [Obs.]
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            Talkers and futile persons.           --Bacon.
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   2. Of no importance; having no useful purpose; useless; vain;
      worthless; pointless. "Futile theories." --I. Taylor.
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            His reasoning . . . was singularly futile.
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