Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being fruitless or unprofitable.
- n. The quality of being fruitless
- n. a lack of creative imagination
- n. the quality of yielding nothing of value
- fruitless + -ness (Wiktionary)
“I did not mention to Captain D my utter frustration in the face of my attempts to educate or my belief that the main flaws and root causes underlying the fruitlessness of such attempts were exacerbated by such men as Pat B___ and just smiled sweetly, not wanting to disappoint him.”
“And only last year Red Star Belgrade finished a whopping five points behind their rivals Partizan Belgrade after 33 games of mellow fruitlessness.”
“With this additional drama I wish Elizabeth did not have to witness the total fruitlessness of her ultimate sacrifice.”
“This sort of behavior--the quantifying of our own fruitlessness--would appear to be the very pinnacle of self-delusion.”
“Meditation is essential to this process, as it enables us to see the fruitlessness of anger.”
“Gardels: Unfortunately, you can now say "I told you so" about the fruitlessness of negotiations and North Korea's belligerent intentions.”
“Hanging on to what we had last year in our pensions joins hanging on to what we thought was our nation's international status to cause fruitlessness.”
“I think the diorama epitomizes the fruitlessness of elementary public education.”
“Sadly the ‘What if?’ school of history tends to fruitlessness for we know that events turned out otherwise and we can never know if our proposed alternative would have been better or worse and we are left with frustrating speculation.”
“As to your beliefs and disbeliefs, I already recognized and pointed out the fruitlessness of trying to argue Earth's kind of OOL with you.”
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