how to pronounce futile


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futile is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of futile in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… trust us resistance is futile walmart …”

meanings of futile


  1. Incapable of producing results; doomed not to be successful; not worth attempting.

futile frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word futile occurs in english on average 4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics futile can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that futile can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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