Unavailing

  • 1 unavailing — I adjective abortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, futile, futUis, idle, impotent, inadequate, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inoperative, inritus, inutile, invalid, nugatory, of no avail, pointless,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 unavailing — (adj.) 1660s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + AVAILING (Cf. availing). Also see UNAVAILABLE (Cf. unavailable) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 unavailing — [adj] futile barren, empty, exhausted, fruitless, idle, impractical, ineffective, ineffectual, in vain, on a treadmill*, save one’s breath*, to no avail*, to no effect*, to no purpose*, trifling, trivial, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 unavailing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ achieving little or nothing. DERIVATIVES unavailingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 unavailing — [un΄ə vāl′iŋ] adj. not availing; futile; ineffectual unavailingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 unavailing — [[t]ʌ̱nəve͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] ADJ An unavailing attempt to do something does not succeed. Efforts to reach the people named in the report proved unavailing... He died after a brave but unavailing fight against a terminal illness. Syn: unsuccessful …

    English dictionary

  • 7 unavailing — un|a|vail|ing [ˌʌnəˈveılıŋ] adj literary not successful or effective ▪ unavailing efforts to make her happy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 unavailing — adjective literary not successful or effective: unavailing efforts …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 unavailing — un•a•vail•ing [[t]ˌʌn əˈveɪ lɪŋ[/t]] adj. ineffectual; futile: unavailing efforts[/ex] • Etymology: 1660–70 un a•vail′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 unavailing — adjective Date: 1670 not availing ; futile, useless • unavailingly adverb • unavailingness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 unavailing — unavailingly, adv. /un euh vay ling/, adj. ineffectual; futile. [1660 70; UN 1 + AVAIL + ING2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 unavailing — adjective useless, fruitless, futile …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 unavailing — Synonyms and related words: abortive, aimless, barren, bootless, counterproductive, effete, empty, etiolated, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, fruitless, futile, impotent, inadequate, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inoperative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 unavailing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. useless, vain, futile; ineffectual, bootless. See uselessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pointless, without results, fruitless; see futile 1 , useless 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. futile …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 unavailing — un|a|vail|ing [ ,ʌnə veılıŋ ] adjective FORMAL not successful: INEFFECTIVE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 unavailing — un·a vail·ing || ‚ʌnÉ™ veɪlɪŋ adj. not availing, vain, futile, useless, ineffectual …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 unavailing — adjective achieving little or nothing. Derivatives unavailingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 unavailing — a. Ineffectual, fruitless, useless, bootless, abortive, vain, futile, inept, nugatory, to no purpose, inutile, of no avail, thrown away, unsuccessful …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 unavailing — adj vain, futile, useless, bootless, ineffective, inefficacious, Sisyphean; unsuccessful, Inf. no go, to no avail, to no purpose, for naught; fruitless, unproductive, abortive, barren, sterile, impotent, effete; worthless, valueless,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 unavailing — un·availing …

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