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Synonyms for fruitlessness

the condition or quality of being useless or ineffective

Synonyms for fruitlessness

a lack of creative imagination

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the quality of yielding nothing of value

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Although Hamm's desire to secure fruitlessness and undo meaning might be seen, in one sense, as an attempt to avoid the everyday and therefore to deny the burdens and responsibilities of leading a human life, such avoidance and denial are themselves, on Cavell's view, perfectly ordinary.
This experience proves the fruitlessness of forging another coalition government.
The fruitlessness of trying to legislate away slave labor in lands thousands of miles away, not to mention the unintended yet painful consequences of such endeavors, is enough to drive one as mad as Kurtz in Conrad's novel.
A pointed criticism of Saudi Arabia's ongoing denial of women's rights to drive, Abdallah's work meditated on the fruitlessness of her drawing attention to the rigid law, as her efforts to paint the car are followed by her quiet retreat into the car's damaged passenger seat.
When the fruitlessness and expense of such legal action became apparent, A Native corporation leaders held a series of meetings on how to carry out the Section 7 (i) requirements.
The game cannot be won in a traditional sense; rather, it demonstrates the fruitlessness of using violence in a war against terrorism.
It symbolises the impotence and fruitlessness of his kingdom which is now reduced to a dry bone.
Khurshid, while talking to reporters in November, admitted that there might be imponderables surrounding relations with Pakistan but "there are positive signals too, including a realization of the fruitlessness of extremist ideologies that gives hope.
In view of this and the fruitlessness of the adversarial approach to promotion and opposition that the media so enjoy and tend to encourage, may I suggest that Corlan Hafren should take a leaf from the Vatican's book and appoint one or more devil's advocates?
Summary: DIFFERENT political parties and revolutionary coalitions did well when they agreed not to take part in the 'one-million man' protest planned for today out of their belief of its fruitlessness and also to work on cooling the climate of the street in preparation for the presidential election.
A Vatican press release issued at the end of that meeting noted: "There was talk about the 'current fruitlessness of evangelization, ' including because of the presence of certain influences from modern culture that make the transmission of the faith particularly difficult.
Cirak's play on the social deixis of personhood in the poem "Kein Sand" reinforces the fruitlessness of making presumptions regarding self, identity, and ethnicity in Turkish-German literature.
He thus differentiates between good and bad travelling, the former being about measurable doing, the latter about triviality and fruitlessness.
43) Both passages describe Jesus approaching a fig tree, finding only leaves--because, according to Mark, "it was not the season for figs" (11:13)--and cursing the tree for its fruitlessness.
Findlay opens with a succinct yet accurate portrayal of the fruitlessness of teleological studies from the 1960s that were based on modernization theory and applied to Turkey, among other countries.