⇄Change DirectionTranslation for 'futile' from English to Russian
ADJ   futile | more futile | most futile
SYNO bootless | fruitless | futile | ...
тщетный {adj}futile
напрасный {adj}futile
бесполезный {adj}futile
бессмысленный {adj}futile
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Usage Examples English
  • His futile diplomatic efforts during the days preceding the German invasion of Poland in 1939 are sometimes called the Dahlerus Mission.
  • In some lung-disease patients, the lung will not expand after removal of the pleural peel, rendering the surgery futile.
  • Many controversies surrounding the concept of futile care center around how futility is assessed differently in specific situations rather than on arguments in favor of providing futile care "per se".
  • Lupton in return sent futile requests for supplies and reinforcements to Emin in Lado.
  • This event was said to have inspired the adage of the Dutch Renaissance humanist Erasmus, "Inanium inania consilia" ("futile advice from futile people"), said when a person of low intelligence is foiled in their plans.
  • 2. S-78. Moving the silver up to rank 8 defends the 87 square rendering White's pawn attack futile.
  • As demonstrated by the later unionization drives of 1974 and 1978, these efforts to stifle collective action in the hospital were futile.
  • During the fighting for Rabaul in early 1942, No. 24 Squadron RAAF fought a brief, but ultimately futile defence as the Japanese advanced south towards Australia.
  • In the 1970s Heertje eventually fought a futile battle to preserve the Amsterdam Volkstoneel, of which he was chairman.
  • And in such an area it would be futile, desperately futile to construct what are called 'fallout shelters'".
  • "Bulbophyllum futile" is a species of orchid in the genus "Bulbophyllum".
  • For a time, in 1914–1915, some hoped that the war could be won through an attrition of materiel—that the enemy's supply of artillery shells could be exhausted in futile exchanges.
  • Over six decades, there were more than 50 prisoners desperate enough to try to escape but, despite several super-human efforts, their attempts proved futile.
  • The Texas Advance Directives Act (1999), also known as the Texas Futile Care Law, describes certain provisions that are now Chapter 166 of the Texas Health & Safety Code.
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