toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in Do You Speak American?

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • "Well, that's a relief," said Fought, expressing the view of many professional linguists that holding the line on such rules as those against split infinitives, or insisting on || is I instead of the widely used It's me, is futile.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (79% in)

There are no more uses of "futile" in Do You Speak American?.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®