In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(effort/attempt) inútil(effort/attempt) vano(suggestion/question) trivial(suggestion/question) fútilasking/trying is futile — es en vano / es inútil preguntar/intentarlo
- Although residents put up pockets of resistance, their attempts were largely futile.
- They do not show an act of suicide but an attempt, however futile, to escape death.
- Tourism should not be allowed to become another football for the tiresome and futile political arena.
- Therefore, the whole political campaign against the extreme right is futile.
- All attempts to coax him to play with educational toys proved painful and futile.
- It is futile because we cannot fully join the ranks and chase what is called the American Dream.
- I am sorry that I missed my chance this evening to register my protest, futile though it would have been.
- If the West's behaviour is futile, it is because the tide of history is against it.
- Everyone could sense it was futile, but at least for half an hour they got a chance at some semblance of competition.
- It will be futile and fruitless, but at least it will voice my opinion and ease some of my frustrations.
- A lack of evidence in absence of harm cannot be interpreted as useless or futile.
- His men made repeated but ultimately futile attempts to retrieve his body from no-man's land.
- So it's a futile effort to try to climb up to God, which is why he sent his son to be our savior.
- I could get so accustomed to his company, which is futile since he heads away late next week.
- Resistance was futile, and over time many grew to love their new mechanical master.
- Worrying over the results after the exam is a futile exercise as you cannot alter the result.
- I glanced carelessly at the door, in a futile attempt to change the subject.
- You shift from one leg to the other, but know that that is a fairly futile attempt to relieve your discomfort.
- Such is the nature of journalism and it is perhaps futile to bemoan it.
- She is given a terminal diagnosis and told treatment is futile by a consultant as soon as the results are revealed.
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