bootless vs futile what difference

what is difference between bootless and futile

English

Etymology 1

From boot +‎ -less.

Adjective

bootless (not comparable)

  1. Without boots.

Etymology 2

From Middle English boteles, botles, from Old English bōtlēas; equivalent to boot (profit; use; behoof) +‎ -less. Doublet of botleas.

Alternative forms

  • boteless

Adjective

bootless (comparative more bootless, superlative most bootless)

  1. Profitless; pointless; unavailing.
    • 1592–1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXIX:
      When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state / And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries

Synonyms

  • fruitless

Derived terms

  • bootlessly
  • bootlessness

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French futile, from Latin fūtilis.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjuː.taɪl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfju.taɪ.əl/, /ˈfju.təl/
  • Rhymes: -uːtəl (US)

Adjective

futile (comparative more futile, superlative most futile)

  1. Incapable of producing results; doomed not to be successful; not worth attempting.

Synonyms

  • useless, see also Thesaurus:futile

Antonyms

  • effectual
  • effective
  • fruitful

Related terms

  • futility
  • futilitarian

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fūtilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fy.til/
  • Rhymes: -il

Adjective

futile (plural futiles)

  1. futile

Related terms

  • futilité

Further reading

  • “futile” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

From Latin fūtilis (futile, worthless, literally that easily pours out).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.ti.le/
  • Rhymes: -utile
  • Hyphenation: fù‧ti‧le

Adjective

futile (plural futili)

  1. futile, frivolous, worthless

Derived terms

  • futilmente

Related terms

  • futilità

References

  • futile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • fluite

Latin

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • futtile

Adverb

fūtile (not comparable)

  1. in vain
Synonyms
  • frustrā
  • in cassum

Etymology 2

Adjective

fūtile

  1. nominative neuter singular of fūtilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of fūtilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of fūtilis

References

  • futile in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • futile in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • futile in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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