Pronunciation: (fyOO-til'i-tē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/futility.html on line 73 [key]
—pl. -ties for 2, 3.
1. the quality of being futile; ineffectiveness; uselessness.
2. a trifle or frivolity: the large collection of futilities that clutter our minds.
3. a futile act or event.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.