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Adjectives (9)

vain, sleeveless, futile, fruitless, bootless
adj. unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
unavailing, otiose, ineffectual, futile
adj. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

Fuzzynyms (51)

uninspired
adj. having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement; "the production was professional but uninspired"
uneffective, ineffectual, ineffective
adj. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
uneffective, ineffectual, ineffective
adj. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
unproductive
adj. not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"
infertile, unfertile, sterile
adj. incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
sterile
adj. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"
unsuccessful, stillborn, abortive
adj. failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
unsuccessful, stillborn, abortive
adj. failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
childless
adj. without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
childless
adj. without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
hopeless
adj. (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"
impossible
adj. not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
hopeless
adj. certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"
unproductive
adj. not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
vain, sleeveless, futile, fruitless, bootless
adj. unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
unprofitable
adj. producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unprofitable
adj. producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unrequited, unreciprocated, unanswered
adj. not returned in kind; "unrequited (unanswered) love"
ungratifying, unappreciated, thankless
adj. not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task"
unsuccessful
adj. not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
unsuccessful
adj. not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
empty-handed, unrewarded
adj. having acquired or gained nothing; "the returned from the negotiations empty-handed"
useless
adj. having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
unavailing, otiose, ineffectual, futile
adj. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
worthless
adj. lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
worthless
adj. lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
desiccate, desiccated, arid
adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo

Synonyms (11)

dry
adj. lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
nonproductive
adj. not directly productive; "nonproductive labor"
cast-off, waste, junked, discarded, scrap
adj. thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
inutile
adj. not worth using
unuseable, unusable, unserviceable
adj. not capable of being used

Antonyms (5)

fruitful
adj. productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
effectual
adj. exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects"a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"
successful
adj. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
utile, useful
adj. being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

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