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Synonyms for abortive
əˈbɔr tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful(adj)

    failing to accomplish an intended result

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

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, stillborn

    Antonyms:
    fruitful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. infructuous

    fruitless

    The disqualification case is now set to become infructuous.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abortive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    miscarrying, failing, untimely, immature

  2. abortive(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abortive(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abortive":

    unsuccessful, aborted, failed

How to pronounce abortive?

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How to say abortive in sign language?

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#38689shadowy
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#61666ineffectual
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#69037trifling
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#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use abortive in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is a river full of expectations or anticipations. Therefore, do dive into it and swim as long as you live. Even if whatever you are doing presently seems abortive. For, surely a hopeful life is bound to be a successful life. Yes! It is a matter of time. But contrariwise, a hopeless life is likely to emerge a worthless life. So, be hopeful and remain hopeful for life and never hopeless. -Emeasoba George

  3. 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.

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