Inutility

Inutility
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Inutility->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inutility
inutility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ uselessness
uselessness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inefficacy
inefficacy
futility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ineptitude
ineptitude
inaptitude
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unsubservience
unsubservience
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inadequacy
inadequacy
&c.(insufficiency) 640
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inefficiency
inefficiency
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ 1
&c.(incompetence) 158
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ unskillfulness
unskillfulness
&c. 699
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ disservice
disservice
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ unfruitfulness
unfruitfulness
&c.(unproductiveness) ???.
???>169
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ labor in vain
labor in vain
labor lost
labor of Sisyphus
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ lost trouble
lost trouble
lost labor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ work of Penelope
work of Penelope
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sleeveless errand
sleeveless errand
wild goose chase
mere farce
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ tautology
tautology
&c.(repetition) 104
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ supererogation
supererogation
&c.(redundance) 641
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ vanitas vanitatum
vanitas vanitatum
vanity
inanity
worthlessness
nugacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ triviality
triviality
&c.(unimportance) 643
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ caput mortuum
caput mortuum
waste paper
dead letter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ blunt tool
blunt tool
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ litter
litter
rubbish
junk
lumber
odds and ends
cast-off clothes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ button top
button top
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ shoddy
shoddy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ rags
rags
orts
trash
refuse
sweepings
scourings
offscourings
waste
rubble
debris
detritus
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ stubble
stubble
leavings
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ broken meat
broken meat
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ dregs
dregs
&c.(dirt) 653
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ weeds
weeds
tares
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ rubbish heap
rubbish heap
dust hole
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ rudera
rudera
deads
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ fruges consumere natus
fruges consumere natus
=>(Horace)
&c.(drone) 683
PARAG:Inutility->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be useless
be useless
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go a begging
go a begging
&c.(redundant) 641
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fail
fail
&c. 732
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ seek after impossibilities
seek after impossibilities
strive after impossibilities
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ use vain efforts
use vain efforts
labor in vain
roll the stone of Sisyphus
beat the air
lash the waves
battre l'eau avec un baton
donner un coup d'epee dans l'eau
fish in the air
milk the ram
drop a bucket into an empty well
sow the sand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bay the moon
bay the moon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ preach to the winds
preach to the winds
speak to the winds
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ whistle jigs to a milestone
whistle jigs to a milestone
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ kick against the pricks
kick against the pricks
se battre contre des moulins
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ lock the stable door when the steed is stolen
lock the stable door when the steed is stolen
lock the barn door after the horse is stolen
&c.(too late) 135
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hold a farthing candle to the sun
hold a farthing candle to the sun
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cast pearls before swine
cast pearls before swine
&c.(waste) 638
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ carry coals to Newcastle
carry coals to Newcastle
&c.(redundance) 641
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wash a blackamoor white
wash a blackamoor white
&c.(impossible) 471
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ render useless
render useless
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dismantle
dismantle
dismast
dismount
disqualify
disable
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ unrig
unrig
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cripple
cripple
lame
&c.(injure) 659
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ spike guns
spike guns
clip the wings
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ put out of gear
put out of gear
PARAG:Inutility->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ useless
useless
inutile
inefficacious
futile
unavailing
bootless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inoperative
inoperative
&c. 158
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inadequate
inadequate
&c.(insufficient) 640
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inservient|
inservient|
unsubservient
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inept
inept
inefficient
&c.(impotent) 158
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ of no avail
of no avail
&c.(use) 644
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ineffectual
ineffectual
&c.(failure) 732
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ incompetent
incompetent
&c.(unskillful) 699
=> stale, flat and unprofitable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ stale flat and unprofitable
stale flat and unprofitable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ superfluous
superfluous
&c.(redundant) 641
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dispensable
dispensable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ thrown away
thrown away
&c.(wasted) 638
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ abortive
abortive
&c.(immature) 674
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ worthless
worthless
valueless
priceless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsalable
unsalable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ not worth a straw
not worth a straw
&c.(trifling) 643
dear at any price
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ vain
vain
empty
inane
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ gainless
gainless
profitless
fruitless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unserviceable
unserviceable
unprofitable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ill-spent
ill-spent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unproductive
unproductive
&c. 169
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ hors de combat
hors de combat
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ effete
effete
past work
&c.(impaired) 659
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ obsolete
obsolete
&c.(old) 124
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ fit for the dust hole
fit for the dust hole
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ good for nothing
good for nothing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ of no earthly use
of no earthly use
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ not worth having
not worth having
not worth powder and shot
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ leading to no end
leading to no end
uncalled for
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unnecessary
unnecessary
unneeded
PARAG:Inutility->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ uselessly
uselessly
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ to little purpose
to little purpose
to no purpose
to little or no purpose
PARAG:Inutility->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ cui bono
cui bono
???>?
what's the good
=>!

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  • Inutility — In u*til i*ty, n. [L. inutilitas: cf. F. inutilit[ e].] Uselessness; the quality of being unprofitable; unprofitableness; as, the inutility of vain speculations and visionary projects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inutility — index desuetude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inutility — 1590s, from M.Fr. inutilité (15c.), from L. inutilitatem (nom. inutilitas) uselessness, from inutilis (see INUTILE (Cf. inutile)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inutility — noun see inutile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inutility — /in yooh til i tee/, n., pl. inutilities for 2. 1. uselessness. 2. a useless thing or person. [1590 1600; < L inutilitas. See INUTILE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inutility — noun a) uselessness b) unprofitableness Ant: utility See Also: disutility …   Wiktionary

  • inutility — n. Uselessness, unprofitableness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inutility — n 1. uselessness, ineffectuality, inef fectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, bootlessness; pouring water into a sieve, carrying coals to Newcastle, casting pearls before swine, beating the air, kicking against the pricks, baying the moon;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inutility — in·utility …   English syllables

  • inutility — in•u•til•i•ty [[t]ˌɪn yuˈtɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) uselessness 2) a useless thing or person • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L …   From formal English to slang

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