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synonyms for abortive

  • failed
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • unsuccessful
  • failing
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • unavailing
  • unproductive
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
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antonyms for abortive

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  • fruitful
  • productive
  • profitable
  • complete
  • consummated
  • effectual
  • efficient
  • successful
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How to use abortive in a sentence

As time advanced, these further methods of precaution in their turn proved abortive.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
His first plan had failed through the remissness of others; his second effort to move had been made abortive by the storm.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The latter, having the trade of the Arkansaw, thereby nearly rendered abortive the exclusive privilege of his rival.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME II (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
Having made some assaults which proved abortive owing to the strength of the place,The stratagem by which Philip took Prinassus.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
In Europe, the startling upheavals of the previous year were followed by an Abortive Spanish rising aftermath no less startling.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
During the abortive attempt at a constitutional policy, the survivors of the party of Mitchel and Lalor were not idle.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
Robert Emmet for an abortive attempt to seize Dublin Castle was condemned and executed in 1803.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
Hopkins made an abortive expedition to New Providence, in which Jones had but one opportunity to distinguish himself.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
These were sacrifices, however, that not even love was called upon to make, and the project was abortive.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
This abortive attempt to make a skyrocket out of Lindsley's cabin wrought only good to Emilia at first.
DUFFELSEDWARD EGGLESTON
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