how to pronounce futility


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futility is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of futility in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you know fear and futility and the …”

meanings of futility


  1. Unimportance.
  2. The quality of being futile or useless.
  3. Something, especially an act, that is futile.

futility frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word futility occurs in english on average 1.7 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 futility 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 futility can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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