American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking in utility or serviceability; not useful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unprofitable; useless.
- n. A useless thing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Useless; unprofitable.
- adj. not worth using
- Latin inutilis: compare French inutile. See in- not, utile. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inūtilis : in-, not; see in-1 + ūtilis, useful; see utile. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At City Hall, Mayor Tomas Osmeña fumed over the incident, saying the LTO and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are "inutile" for failing to take away the franchise of participating drivers and operators.”
“inutile' and 'prostituted' with Merceditas Gutierrez at its helm, insisting she should be impeached.”
“Consumerism creates trash, lots of it and very quickly, and also inevitably bad art, and crafts formerly useful things made inutile and unaffordable by their presumption to be beautiful.”
“Beyond the tilled plain, beyond the toy roofs, there would be a slow suffusion of inutile loveliness, a low sun in a platinum haze with a warm, peeled-peach tinge pervading the upper edge of a two-dimensional dove-grey cloud fusing with the distant amorous mist.”
“However, it becomes complicated and inutile when someone dictates upon the mind of any citizen journalist who has his own sphere of influence in carrying out his passion for blogging, by telling him what to do, even if what he wrote was an opinion piece.”
“In the meantime, the inutile Philippine labor and embassy officials in Saudi Arabia are more than reluctant to help their own fellow countrymen.”
“Otherwise, this undertaking will be another inutile project in the making because China has other agenda in mind.”
“How could the military regime so inutile to think of. a positive way to just accept the offers of foreign governments.”
“Otherwise, it would again be an inutile acquisition and a waste of public funds.”
“I myself can attest to the inutile of the people in government especially those stationed in Philippine embassies and labor offices in foreign lands.”
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