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Definition of Fruitless

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without fruit; unproductive; unsuccessful; unfertile; barren
Fruitless Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy.
  
(a.)
Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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fruitless
\fruit"less\ (?), a.
1. lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage.
2. productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy. they in mutual accusation spent the fruitless hours.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Diffrwyth = a. fruitless; feeble
Ofergais = n. a fruitless attempt
Seithug = a futile, fruitless
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
(synonym) bootless, futile, sleeveless, vain
(similar) unproductive
Fruitless Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The fruitless gene (fru) is a Drosophila melanogaster gene that encodes several variants of a putative transcription factor protein. Normal fruitless function is required for proper development of several anatomical structures necessary for courtship, including motor neurons which innervate muscles needed for fly sexual behaviors. The gene does not have an obvious mammalian homolog, but appears to function in sex determination in species as distant as the mosquito Anopheles gambiae.

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