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Definition of fruitless

What does fruitless mean?

adjective satellite

  1. unproductive of success

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


  1. "Fruitless" is a musical album of Lisa DeBenedictis.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Fruitless" is a musical album of Poi Dog Pondering.
    • released in (24 years ago)


  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. fruitless serves as an example of how a gene or groups of genes may regulate the development and/or function of neurons involved in innate behavior. Research on fruitless has received attention in the popular press, since it provokes discussion on genetics of human sexual orientation, and behaviors such as gender-specific aggression.
  2. 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 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 previewZolar's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Dreams (2010)

Fully Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Zolar

having a fight with an: fruitless arguments over petty misunderstandings. not ...

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Quotes about fruitless

I've lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust Now all that's left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust. (Alekandr Sergeyevick Pushkin)
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Scrabble value of F4R1U1I1T1L1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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