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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 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 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 previewDictionary of the English Language ... (1839)

by Samuel Johnson

fruitless, ineffectual; empty, unreal, shadowy ; meanly proud, proud of petty things (with of before the cause of vanity); showy, ostentatious; idle, worthless, unimportant; false, not true. In vain, to no purpose, to no end, ...

Google previewSomali-English and English-Somali dictionary

by Е. de Larajasse

fruitless, a., ma delai, an dalin, fayidala; a fruitless labour, haul fayida 1a.. frustrate (ses disappoint). fry, otr. , ...

Google previewA new dictionary of the English language (1839)

by Charles Richardson

ders it vain, fruitless, or useless ; -ship.* one who is inactive, lazy, sluggish, -esse. * slothful, unemployed. -s-BY.l Any thing idle, — vain, fruitless, useless ; trifling or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Barren, fruitless, acarpous, sterile. 2. Barren, unprolific, sterile, infecund. 3. Fruitless, unprofitable, unproductive, barren. 4. Unproductive, barren, un prolific, sterile, unfertile, fruitless. Unfulfilled, a. Unaccomplished, unperformed, neglected ...

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