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Synonyms for unserviceable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unserviceable(adj)

    not ready for service

    "unserviceable equipment may be replaced"

    Synonyms:
    unusable, unuseable

    Antonyms:
    usable, serviceable, long-wearing, durable, functional, useful, utile, operational, operable, useable

  2. unserviceable, unusable, unuseable(adj)

    not capable of being used

    Synonyms:
    unusable, unuseable

    Antonyms:
    functional, operational, durable, long-wearing, usable, serviceable, utile, useful, operable, useable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unserviceable

    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, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, 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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unserviceable":

    unusable, inoperable, useless, end-of-life

How to pronounce unserviceable?

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#15690vain
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#35182unusable
#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#50500inoperable
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#61666ineffectual
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#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
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#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#208241unuseable
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use unserviceable in a sentence?

  1. Herodotus:

    Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.

  2. Susan Lowe:

    There were days when approximately 2,500 weapons, mostly rifles that were deemed unserviceable, were shredded using Captain Crunch, approximately 500-600 pistols that were deemed unserviceable can be demilitarized in a day using Captain Crunch.

  3. Susan Lowe:

    Approximately 500-600 pistols that were deemed unserviceable can be demilitarized in a day using Captain Crunch.


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