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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhelpful(adj)

    providing no assistance

    steadying, helpful, reformative, accommodating, subservient, instrumental, assistive, reformatory, stabilising, laboursaving, ministrant, face-saving, right-hand, stabilizing, facilitative, implemental, adjuvant, laborsaving, facilitatory

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  1. List of paraphrases for "unhelpful":

    useless, pointless, futile, unnecessary, sterile

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  1. Gregory Poling:

    It lets The US very clearly call out China's activities as illegal, not just destabilizing or unhelpful, but to say this is illegal, that helps partners like Vietnam and the Philippines, and it's going to put pressure on other countries -- the Europeans, for instance -- to get off the fence and say something themselves.

  2. Ben van Beurden:

    Our company wants to be on the right side of history and we are doing everything that is needed, but we cannot do it alone and as a matter of fact even the entire energy industry cannot do it on its own, if we cannot do it together with customers, regulators, policymakers, it's just not going to happen. That's why I think we have to all try to step up, rather than accusing, polarizing and using very unhelpful stances.

  3. Elissa Slotkin:

    None of us is ever going to get in a Twitter war with anyone else, if we have a concern with someone, we're going to go right up and talk to Chrissy Houlahan about it and we're not going to add unhelpful rhetoric to an already bad tone coming out of Washington.

  4. Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan:

    I share the view that at some stage in the future that the unification would be in the best interests of the people but only when there is a majority consent of the people in Northern Ireland, we now have a situation following the referendum, where the UK is leaving the European Union. Any further referendums in Northern Ireland would cause a greater level of division than we have now and is therefore in my view particularly unhelpful.

  5. Jose Miguel Insulza:

    It would be very unhelpful to try to artificially push for immediate results in every area.


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    An antonym for "prosperous"
    • A. flourishing
    • B. palmy
    • C. achromatic
    • D. comfortable

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