noun see inutile

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  • Inutility — In u*til i*ty, n. [L. inutilitas: cf. F. inutilit[ e].] Uselessness; the quality of being unprofitable; unprofitableness; as, the inutility of vain speculations and visionary projects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inutility — index desuetude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inutility — 1590s, from M.Fr. inutilité (15c.), from L. inutilitatem (nom. inutilitas) uselessness, from inutilis (see INUTILE (Cf. inutile)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Inutility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inutility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inutility inutility Sgm: N 1 uselessness uselessness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 inefficacy inefficacy futility Sgm: N 1 ineptitude ineptitude inaptitude Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • inutility — /in yooh til i tee/, n., pl. inutilities for 2. 1. uselessness. 2. a useless thing or person. [1590 1600; < L inutilitas. See INUTILE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inutility — noun a) uselessness b) unprofitableness Ant: utility See Also: disutility …   Wiktionary

  • inutility — n. Uselessness, unprofitableness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inutility — n 1. uselessness, ineffectuality, inef fectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, bootlessness; pouring water into a sieve, carrying coals to Newcastle, casting pearls before swine, beating the air, kicking against the pricks, baying the moon;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inutility — in·utility …   English syllables

  • inutility — in•u•til•i•ty [[t]ˌɪn yuˈtɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) uselessness 2) a useless thing or person • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L …   From formal English to slang

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