English translation of व्यर्थ
व्यर्थPowered by COBUILD /vyartha/
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/vyartha, vyarth, vyrtha, vyrth/
1. abortive adjective
An abortive attempt or action is unsuccessful.
⇒ ...three abortive attempts to light a fire.
2. baffle transitive verb
If something baffles you, you cannot understand it or explain it.
⇒ Scientists are baffled by the find.
3. futile adjective
If you say that something is futile, you mean there is no point in doing it, usually because it has no chance of succeeding.
⇒ ...their futile attempts to avoid being seen.
4. hollow adjective
If you describe a statement, situation, or person as hollow, you mean they have no real value, worth, or effectiveness.
5. idle adjective before noun
Idle is used to describe something that is done for no particular reason, or does not achieve anything useful.
⇒ ...idle chatter.
6. needless adjective
Something that is needless is completely unnecessary.
⇒ His death was so needless.
7. pointless adjective
Something that is pointless has no purpose.
⇒ Violence is always pointless.
8. sterile adjective
A sterile situation is lacking in energy and new ideas.
⇒ Too much time has been wasted in sterile debate.
9. unprofitable adjective
An industry, company, or product that is unprofitable does not make enough profit.
10. useless adjective
If a course of action is useless, it does not achieve anything.
⇒ She knew it was useless to argue.
11. vain adjective before noun, (in phrases)
A vain attempt to do something does not succeed. If you do something in vain, what you do has no effect.
⇒ She made a vain attempt at a smile. ⇒ It became obvious that all her complaints were in vain.
12. vainly adverb
⇒ He hunted vainly through his pockets for some money.
13. void adjective after link verb
Something that is void is officially considered to have no value or authority.
⇒ The vote was declared void.
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Translation of व्यर्थ from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary