Meaning of futilely in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfjuːtʌɪlli/


See futile

‘Most days at least one gets itself stuck in the house, usually trying valiantly but ultimately futilely to fly through one of our closed windows.’
  • ‘And I did spend a lot of time futilely trying to talk to the FBI press office about the flight.’
  • ‘With each retelling, the story of the men who died gloriously but futilely just a few miles from help has seemed increasingly ridiculous.’
  • ‘Our government has been fighting futilely for sixteen years but they will not talk serious peace.’
  • ‘I tried futilely to cling to the last fragments of a fading dream and go back to sleep when several more explosions followed.’