futile
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futile(
fyu
-
tihl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pointless)
a. inútil
I worked out in a futile attempt to burn the calories I consumed at last night's party.Hice ejercicio en un inútil intento de quemar las calorías que consumí en la fiesta de anoche.
b. vano
Mr. Jackson thinks that trying to eliminate corruption is a futile effort.El Sr. Jackson opina que intentar eliminar la corrupción es un esfuerzo vano.
c. fútil
Telling a homeless person to get a job is a futile suggestion akin to telling a drowning person to get a life jacket.Decirle a una persona sin techo que consiga un trabajo es una sugerencia fútil como la de decirle a una persona que se ahoga que se consiga un salvavidas.
d. en vano
Protesting against the tax hikes seemed futile, but it worked.Las protestas contra el aumento de impuestos parecían en vano, pero funcionaron.
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futile
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (attempt, protest)
a. inútil, vano(a)
2. (remark, suggestion)
a. fútil
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
futile [ˈfjuːtaɪl]
adjective
[+attempt] vano; [+suggestion] fútil;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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