adv. hopelessly; ineffectually, uselessly

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  • Futilely — Fu tile*ly, adv. In a futile manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futilely — adv. Futilely is used with these verbs: ↑try …   Collocations dictionary

  • futilely — futile ► ADJECTIVE ▪ producing no useful result; pointless. DERIVATIVES futilely adverb futility noun. ORIGIN Latin futilis leaky, futile …   English terms dictionary

  • futilely — adverb see futile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • futilely — See futile. * * * …   Universalium

  • futilely — adverb In a futile manner …   Wiktionary

  • futilely — fu·tile·ly …   English syllables

  • futilely — adverb in a futile and unproductive manner • Derived from adjective: ↑futile …   Useful english dictionary

  • futile — futilely, adv. futileness, n. /fyooht l, fyooh tuyl/, adj. 1. incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Attempting to force feed the sick horse was futile. 2. trifling; frivolous; unimportant. [1545 55; < L futilis …   Universalium

  • kick one's heels — verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting (Freq. 1) She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy • Syn: ↑cool one s heels • Hypernyms: ↑wait • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

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