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unavailing

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Pronunciation: /ʌnəˈveɪlɪŋ
 
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Definition of unavailing in English:

adjective

Achieving little or nothing; ineffective: their efforts were unavailing
More example sentences
  • And third, we have rights where ordinary economic and political levers of change prove unavailing in efforts to improve individual well-being.
  • Having rejected an unavailing reformist road to socialism, they now believed they had reformed capitalism substantially enough that the interests of workers and capitalists coincided.
  • The second response to the sterility objection - that a procreation requirement would be unduly intrusive - is equally unavailing.
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unavailingly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Just occasionally, perhaps, we should have the humility to see the awfulness of the world that they inhabit, and which they strive so unavailingly to control.
  • This is a mantra which must be engraved in the wall at Tannadice, because it's the line which Paul Sturrock repeated endlessly and unavailingly.
  • They looked eagerly but unavailingly for ‘some business that we can carry on in connection with our trap-business, to which we can shift our help when our trap-trade slackens up.’

Words that rhyme with unavailing

failing, grayling, mailing, paling, railing, sailing, tailing, veiling, wailing

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