1. Lack of importance or purpose
2. The state of being futile
3. Uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

The word futility can be recalled as ‘false utility’ which would mean having no utility or being useless, which is the actual meaning of this word.

1. Being caught so quickly in a lie demonstrates the futility of playing games with the interrogator and strengthens his hand.
2. All his attempts at reviving the fortunes of his company were an exercise in futility.
3. Attempting to mitigate human-caused climate change is an expensiveexercise in futility.

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