In a fruitless attempt to sew a dress, Megan found herself with a tangled mess of material and thread. Tired of fruitless or unsuccessful endeavors with domestic hobbies, she took up horseback riding. However, because her horse would not even move forward one step, she realized that this, too, was a fruitless or pointless undertaking.
Quiz: What is a fruitless attempt?
- It is an effort which sometimes is successful.
- It is an attempt which fails to produce the desired end.
- It is an attempt which is tried over and over again.