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Synonyms for abortive
əˈbɔr tɪvabortive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. abortive

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessfuladjective

    failing to accomplish an intended result

    "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, stillborn

    Antonyms:
    fruitful

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. infructuous

    fruitless

    The disqualification case is now set to become infructuous.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abortiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    miscarrying, failing, untimely, immature

  2. abortiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    unavailing, vain, fruitless, useless, bootless, ineffectual, ineffective, inoperative, unsuccessful, profitless, futile, unprofitable, idle, nugatory, in vain, of no account

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abortiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, unavailing, miscarrying, frustrate, ineffectual, rudimentary, undeveloped, sterile, imperfect

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "abortive":

    unsuccessful, aborted, failed

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2593failed
#2964empty
#9013idle
#10226useless
#12556trivial
#13230unreal
#15690vain
#17103unsuccessful
#19590visionary
#20769worthless
#26975futile
#27078aborted
#32026unimportant
#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
#60134baseless
#61666ineffectual
#67187stillborn
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use abortive in a sentence?

  1. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

  2. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.


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