Definition of Fruitlessness

1. Noun. A lack of creative imagination.

Generic synonyms: Uncreativeness



2. Noun. The quality of yielding nothing of value.
Exact synonyms: Aridity, Barrenness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Poorness, Unproductiveness
Derivative terms: Barren, Fruitless
Antonyms: Fruitfulness

Definition of Fruitlessness

1. Noun. The quality of being fruitless ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fruitlessness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fruitlessness

fruitfulnesses
fruitier
fruitiest
fruitily
fruitiness
fruitinesses
fruiting
fruiting bodies
fruiting body
fruitings
fruition
fruitions
fruitive
fruitless
fruitlessly
fruitlessness
fruitlessnesses
fruitlet
fruitlets
fruitlike
fruitloop
fruitloopery
fruitloops
fruitness
fruits
fruits of the poisonous tree
fruitshop
fruitshops
fruitwood
fruitwoods

Literary usage of Fruitlessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Thomas Jackson, D.D. ...: Sometime President of Corpus Christi by Thomas Jackson (1844)
"The very fruitlessness of sin's service shuts up into shame; and the shame ... Of the Fruitlessness of Sin. Of the Shame that follows and dogs sin, ..."

2. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Ramsay Weston Rhipps (1892)
"... proclamation—Bernadotte's departure for the army—Napoleon's dislike of Bernadotte—Prince Charles' plan of campaign—The English at Cuxhaven—Fruitlessness ..."

3. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... Charles V.—Fruitlessness of that step—Return of the ambassadors— Death of Capponi at Castelnuovo—His meeting at that town with Michael Angelo—Employment ..."

4. In the Desert by Lisle March Phillipps (1905)
"... orthodox faith—The Shiites—Their efforts to infuse emotional depths and warmth into the religion—Fruitlessness of the attempt—What backs up the orthodox ..."

5. The Queen of Naples and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Mss by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1889)
"... Fruitlessness—Surrender of Capri— Anglo-Sicilian Expeditions—Ferdinand's Resignation and Maria Caroline's Discontent—Desperate Measures—Suspicious ..."

6. Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh by James Abbott (1856)
"... Gullah—Repetition of Signals— Their Fruitlessness—Appearance of Dana Bae, ... Fruitlessness ..."

7. A History of Simony in the Christian Church: From the Beginning to the Death by Nicholas Aloysius Weber (1909)
"... the bishops of Gaul — Convocation of a council urged — Another letter to the queen — Fruitlessness of the pope's efforts — New campaign against the evil ..."

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