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  1. List of paraphrases for "unhelpful":

    useless, pointless, futile, unnecessary, sterile

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  1. Scot Reedie:

    The fact that this is being discussed as a potential sanction is not entirely unhelpful, it's a very, very serious sanction because it tends to be a pretty blunt instrument. Maybe that's required. I'm not sure. It's never been done before.

  2. House SpeakerPaul Ryan:

    The first thing that came to my mind was: Very unfortunate, very unhelpful. But you know what I thought of right away? Ithought of my own family, my family, like a whole lot of people, came from Ireland on what they called the coffin ships then. Came here and worked the railroads. The Irish were really looked down upon back in those days. I hear all these stories from my relatives about ‘Irish need not apply.’.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    We find that a very unconstructive move... It's unhelpful to mutual understanding between China and United States. We hope United States will change such a negative mindset.

  4. Kellyanne Conway:

    I find it petty and partisan and completely unhelpful to the American population to have a former vice president, who was here for eight years, in his bunker in Wilmington just lobbing criticisms, reading from prepared notes and not that well.

  5. The Lancet:

    Some of the material that's been put out - on preprint servers for example - clearly has been... unhelpful, whether it's fake news or misinformation or rumour-mongering, it's certainly contributed to fear and panic.


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    • B. frisky
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