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  • adj. not fruitful

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fruitful; unproductive; unprofitable.


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  • But the 1988 Act, without territorial demarcation, deems to be infructuous as of today.

    Savitri Era Party demands independence of Auroville from the hands of Government of India

  • What with pre-nuptial excesses, with early unions, often infructuous, with a virtual system of community, and with universal drunkenness, it is not to be wondered at if the maritime tribes of Africa degenerate and die out.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • I share with my colleague from Pakistan his regret at the absence of the representative of the Union of South Africa, because we still believe, even after 11 years of what may appear to be infructuous debate, that the time will come when South


  • Often do we have him whirling his rotundity like a Mussulman dervish inflated by the spirit to agitate the shanks, until pangs of a commercial crisis awaken him to perceive an infructuous past and an unsown future, without one bit of tracery on its black breast other than that which his apprehensions project.

    Celt and Saxon — Volume 2

  • He had loved it madly and exclusively; but this fatal passion, which had ruined and corrupted France, had not at any rate remained infructuous.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5

  • Bernini, who went to Paris for the purpose; after two years 'infructuous feelers and compliments, the Italian returned to Rome, and the work was intrusted to Perrault, whose plan for the beautiful colonnade still existing had always pleased Colbert.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5

  • Those difficulties and dangers, the woeful appendage of all expeditions begun for the purposes of geographic detail, were of more imminent character from the nature of the coasts we had to explore; for no country has hitherto been discovered more difficult to reconnoitre than New Holland, and all the voyages of any extent made for the purpose in this point, have been marked either by reverses or infructuous attempts.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13

  • The apex court, however, gave liberty to the lawyer to file a fresh writ petition, saying the prayers made in the petition filed in 2006 has become infructuous.


  • Worse, if the Armed Forces Tribunal, where Lt Gen Prakash has appealed against the court martial, finds that the prior court of inquiry was mishandled, the whole disciplinary process could be declared infructuous.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • The trade unions were called by the DoT secretary for talks this week over their opposition to the recommendations, but the talks proved infructuous as nothing could be decided at the meeting, according to G L Dhar, secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC).

    Domain-b Brand Dossier


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