Translation of futile in Spanish:

futile

inútil, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfjudl//ˈfjudaɪl//ˈfjuːtʌɪl/

adjective

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