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Synonyms for unavailing
ˌʌn əˈveɪ lɪŋun·avail·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unavailing

    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:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, 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 WordNet

  1. futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailingadjective

    producing no result or effect

    "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

    Synonyms:
    senseless, ineffectual, bootless, work-shy, otiose, vain, purposeless, slothful, superfluous, sleeveless, indolent, futile, uneffective, faineant, pointless, wasted, unable, lazy, ineffective, fruitless

    Antonyms:
    useful, utile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unavailingadjective

    Synonyms:
    ineffectual, fruitless, useless, bootless, abortive, vain, futile, inept, nugatory, to no purpose

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unavailingadjective

    Synonyms:
    futile, nugatory, ineffectual, abortive, vain, bootless

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How to use unavailing in a sentence?

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.


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