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Definition of the adjective fruitless

What does fruitless mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more fruitless / most fruitless

  1. unproductive of success

Alternative definition of the adjective fruitless


  1. Useless; unproductive.
  2. Bearing no fruit; barren.


  1. "Fruitless" is a musical album of Lisa DeBenedictis.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Fruitless" is a musical album of Poi Dog Pondering.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  3. "fruitless" is a composition.


"Fruitless" is a book by Tanya Marcuse.


  1. The fruitless gene is a Drosophila melanogaster gene that encodes several variants of a putative transcription factor protein. Normal fruitless function is required for proper development of several anatomical structures necessary for courtship, including motor neurons which innervate muscles needed for fly sexual behaviors. The gene does not have an obvious mammallian homolog, but appears to function in sex determination in species as distant as the mosquito Anopheles gambiae.
  2. Fruitless: This song belongs to ISMIR04 Audio Contest Database.
  3. Fruitless a.k.a. zinc finger and BTB domain containing 22 is a gene.
    • also known as zinc finger protein 297

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Google previewA Dictionary, English-Armenian (1907)

by V. H. Hagopian

Fruitless ; ineffectual:—We speak of an attempt, etc., as useless (nor capable of beingusecl to effect) when there are in it inherent difficulties which for_b_id_ the. hope of success; as, it is useless to contend against the decisions of Providence.

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* FRUITLESS, adj. [from fruit.] r. Barren of fruit ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Fruitless, adj. Fruitlessly, adv ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

bootless; effete; feckless; feeble; fruitless; futile; impotent; inadequate; inconsequential; inconsiderable; ineffective; ineffectual; infertile; insignificant; inutile; meaningless; meritless; nugatory; null; of no value; pointless; powerless; profitless; ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

fruitless adjective P1 attr It often proves a fruitless search. P2 pred Attempts to silence the pager-style compact alarm by stamping on it. and even driving a car over it. have ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

frothy fruitless face of a liquid, or round the mouth in certain diseases, [same as foam] o verb: froths, frothing, frothed: The sea frothed and foamed. □ The creature was frothing at the mouth. frothy /'froth/ adjective: frothier, frothiest A liquid that is ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Hindustani & English: Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary, English and Hindustani (1858)

by Duncan Forbes

bechain, restless, uneasy, be-hăsil, fruitless , without result. be-hal, ill-circumstanced. be-hijah or *-hijäbāna, unveiled, openly , immodest. be-hadd, boundless. behurmat, disgraced. be-hurmati, f. dis e.

Google previewA general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language... (1813)

on the plan by Thomas Sheridan

fruitless, empty ; meanly proud!

emptiness, uncertainty; fruitless endeavour, fruitless desire; idle show ; ostentation, arrogance ; petty pride Vanquish, vauk'- wlsh.

Google previewA General dictionary of the English language, etc. A facsimile of the edition of 1780 (1784)

by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)

Fruitless, ineffectual; empty, unre'al, fitadowy; meanly proud, proud of petty things; shewy, ostentatioua; idle, worthless, uniniportant; false, not true z In Vain, to no purpose, to no end, ineffecttial. VAINGLORIOUS, th'n-ng"-ryds. a.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

Fruitless, adj.

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Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice. (Matthew Henry)
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