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  • 1 Fruitless — Protein (Drosophila melanogaster) Masse/Länge Primärstruktur 955 Aminosäuren …

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  • 2 Fruitless — Fruit less, a. 1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a… …

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  • 3 fruitless — index barren, futile, idle, ineffective, ineffectual, needless, otiose, unavailing, unproductive …

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  • 4 fruitless — mid 14c., unprofitable, from FRUIT (Cf. fruit) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning barren, sterile is from 1510s. Related: Fruitlessly …

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  • 5 fruitless — *futile, vain, bootless, abortive Analogous words: unfruitful, barren, infertile, *sterile: *vain, idle, otiose, nugatory, empty, hollow: frustrated, thwarted, foiled (see FRUSTRATE) Antonyms: fruitful Contrasted words: *effective, effectual, e …

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  • 6 fruitless — [adj] bringing no advantage, product abortive, barren, empty, futile, gainless, idle, ineffective, ineffectual, infertile, in vain, pointless, profitless, spinning one’s wheels*, sterile, to no avail*, to no effect*, unavailable, unavailing,… …

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  • 7 fruitless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive. 2) not producing fruit. DERIVATIVES fruitlessly adverb fruitlessness noun …

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  • 8 fruitless — [fro͞ot′lis] adj. [ME fruitles] 1. without results; unprofitable; unsuccessful; vain 2. bearing no fruit; sterile; barren SYN. FUTILE fruitlessly adv. fruitlessness n …

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  • 9 fruitless — fruit|less [ˈfru:tləs] adj failing to achieve what was wanted, especially after a lot of effort ≠ ↑fruitful fruitless attempt/exercise ▪ a fruitless attempt to settle the dispute ▪ So far, their search has been fruitless. >fruitlessly adv …

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  • 10 fruitless — [[t]fru͟ːtləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Fruitless actions, events, or efforts do not achieve anything at all. It was a fruitless search... Talks have so far have been fruitless. Syn: unproductive Derived words: fruitlessly ADV ADV with v Four years of… …

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  • 11 fruitless — adjective failing to achieve what was wanted, especially after much effort : fruitless attempt/search/journey: a fruitless attempt to settle the dispute | So far, their search has been fruitless. opposite fruitful (1) fruitlessly adverb… …

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  • 12 fruitless — adjective a) Useless; unproductive. The unskilled mans attempt at fixing his car engine was fruitless. b) Bearing no fruit; barren. The fruitless woman desperately wanted to have children …

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  • 13 fruitless — adjective Date: 14th century 1. unsuccessful < a fruitless attempt > 2. lacking or not bearing fruit Synonyms: see futile • fruitlessly adverb • fruitlessness noun …

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  • 14 fruitless — fruitlessly, adv. fruitlessness, n. /frooht lis/, adj. 1. useless; unproductive; without results or success: a fruitless search for the missing treasure. 2. bearing no fruit; barren. [1300 50; ME; see FRUIT, LESS] Syn. 1. futile, unavailing, vain …

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  • 15 fruitless — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ADVERB ▪ completely, utterly ▪ largely ▪ appa …

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  • 16 fruitless — fruit|less [ frutləs ] adjective producing no good results, especially despite a lot of work: All their efforts to find her proved fruitless. ─ opposite FRUITFUL ╾ fruit|less|ly adverb ╾ fruit|less|ness noun uncount …

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  • 17 fruitless — adjective fruitless negotiations Syn: futile, vain, in vain, to no avail, to no effect, idle; pointless, useless, worthless, wasted, hollow; ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious; unproductive, unrewarding, frustrating, profitless …

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  • 18 fruitless — UK [ˈfruːtləs] / US [ˈfrutləs] adjective producing no good results, especially despite a lot of work All their efforts to find her proved fruitless. Derived words: fruitlessly adverb fruitlessness noun uncountable …

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  • 19 fruitless — [ˈfruːtləs] adj producing no good results Ant: fruitful a fruitless search[/ex] …

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  • 20 fruitless — fruit•less [[t]ˈfrut lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) useless; unproductive; without results or success: a fruitless search[/ex] 2) bot bearing no fruit; barren • Etymology: 1300–50 fruit′less•ly, adv. fruit′less•ness, n …

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