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English Dictionary: fruitlessly by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fruitlessly
adv
  1. in an unproductive manner [syn: unproductively, fruitlessly, unprofitably]
    Antonym(s): fruitfully, productively, profitably
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fruitless \Fruit"less\, a.
      1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of
            offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless
            marriage. --Shak.
  
      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.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      Syn: Useless; barren; unprofitable; abortive; ineffectual;
               vain; idle; profitless. See {Useless}. --
               {Fruit"less*ly}, adv. -- {Fruit"lness*ness}, n.
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