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inutility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inutility the quality of having no practical use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inutility Uselessness; the quality of being unprofitable; unprofitableness; as, the inutility of vain speculations and visionary projects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inutility The quality of being useless or unprofitable; lack of utility; uselessness; unprofitableness.
    • n inutility Something that is useless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inutility in-ū-til′i-ti want of utility: uselessness: unprofitableness: something useless.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inutilitas,: cf. F. inutilité,

Usage

In literature:

Antonyms: disuse, obsolescence, desuetude, inutility.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The theme is, of course, the inutility of the new learning, Hebrew and Greek and correct Latinity.
"Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850" by Various
It is not necessary that I should say more upon the inutility of this office.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Silvae filia nobilis, Jactes et genus et nomen inutile.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
But the inutility of such productions is obvious.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The tune of her life had never sounded so discouragingly faint and inutile.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
He was but a majestic inutility in the constitution.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
But, in spite of his general inutility, Rob was a capital companion on a country ramble.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
He proceeded to state his view of the exploit of Christy, by which he had rendered inutile the scheme to slaughter the loyal boarders.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
The utter inutility of gold and gleaming jewels was momentarily forgotten as Grenville stared in from the wall.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
In spite of its commercial inutility, there are few trees of the South American forest more interesting than the manguba.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
But let me warn you once more against the inutility of the step you would take.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I." by Charles James Lever
It drove before it franctireur bodies, but at La Belle Inutile met with more serious resistance.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
Inutility of Franklin's colleagues, 257, 273.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
SUGGESTIF PETIT TABLEAU DE LA CRUELLE ET INUTILE VIVISECTION.
"The Pros and Cons of Vivisection" by Charles Richet
The enemy now saw the inutility of any flank movement, and once more advanced in lines, redoubling their efforts to reach the island.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
If they inculcate virtue, it is that theological virtue whose inutility we have sufficiently shown.
"Letters To Eugenia" by Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
This little incident confirmed my opinion of the usefulness of poetry against the universal judgment which regards it as an inutility.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Repentance supposes sobriety and few wants; hence the inutility of riches.
"Ecce Homo!" by Paul Henry Thiry Baron d' Holbach
He is persuaded that he honours God by his inutility.
"Christianity Unveiled" by Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger
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In science:

Inutile girarla per cercare l’angolo del vento.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
As formulated, our “cost” function measures the inutility of the user on each particular source.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
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