fruitless [-er] adj


  1. Worthless; bootless; futile; in vain; not productive; of no good effect.
  2. Phrase. “Fruitlesser to fling”: because fighting is useless; because flight is impossible; because flinging oneself against fate would be fruitless; because throwing a fit would not make any difference; [editor's note: what a brilliant loaded alliterative ED phrase!]