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fruit·less / ˈfroōtləs/ • adj. 1. failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless: his fruitless attempts to publish poetry. 2. (of a tree or plant) not producing fruit. DERIVATIVES: fruit·less·ly adv. fruit·less·ness n.

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