inutile

See also: innutile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French inutile, from Middle French, from Latin inutilis. See in- not, utile.

AdjectiveEdit

inutile (comparative more inutile, superlative most inutile)

  1. (obsolete) useless; unprofitable
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inūtilis (useless).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.ny.til/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: inutiles
  • Hyphenation: i‧nu‧tile

AdjectiveEdit

inutile (masculine and feminine, plural inutiles)

  1. unused
  2. useless, unnecessary, pointless

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inutilis, from in- + utilis

AdjectiveEdit

inutile m, f (masculine and feminine plural inutili)

  1. useless, unnecessary, needless
  2. ineffective

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inūtile

  1. nominative neuter singular of inūtilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of inūtilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of inūtilis

Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inutile m, f (plural inutiles)

  1. useless

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DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 17:11