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fruitless 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈfro͞otləs/,
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Failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless,
  1. Failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless
    • - his fruitless attempts to publish poetry
  2. (of a tree or plant) Not producing fruit


  1. bootless: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
  2. (fruitlessly) unproductively: in an unproductive manner
  3. (fruitlessness) a lack of creative imagination
  4. (fruitlessness) the quality of yielding nothing of value
  5. The fruitless gene (fru) is a Drosophila melanogaster gene that encodes several variants of a putative transcription factor protein. ...
  6. Useless; unproductive; Bearing no fruit; barren