Antonyms for fruitless

Grammar : Adj
Spell : froot-lis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfrut lɪs

Definition of fruitless

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "unprofitable," from fruit + -less. Meaning "barren, sterile" is from 1510s. Related: Fruitlessly.
  • adj bringing no advantage, product
Example sentences :
  • The owners of the factory wasted no time in fruitless sorrow.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • I must thank you that I did not take a fruitless journey into Bristol.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He foresaw that any attempt at exculpation would be as fruitless as dangerous.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Christians around us living a sickly, feeble, fruitless life!
  • Extract from : « The Ministry of Intercession » by Andrew Murray
  • It was mere sophistry, and deceiving, fruitless, and unprofitable.
  • Extract from : « Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther » by Martin Luther
  • Labouring in vain, he must end in hating himself and his fruitless occupation?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • He had just returned from a fruitless pursuit of the raiders.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Brown thought and guessed and surmised, but guesses and surmises were fruitless.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Each had the same story to tell, that the search had been a fruitless one.
  • Extract from : « Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer » by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • Until they found the other horses in the stables pursuit was fruitless.
  • Extract from : « The Vagrant Duke » by George Gibbs

Synonyms for fruitless

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