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synonyms for unavailing

  • barren
  • empty
  • exhausted
  • fruitless
  • idle
  • impractical
  • in vain
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • on a treadmill
  • save one's breath
  • to no avail
  • to no effect
  • to no purpose
  • trifling
  • trivial
  • unproductive
  • unprofitable
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • valueless
  • worthless
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How to use unavailing in a sentence

The judicious father saw that it would be utterly unavailing to urge the suit, and the matter was dropped.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The endeavor would not only be utterly unavailing, but would, with certainty, involve them in speedy and retrieveless ruin.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The friends of the monarchy soon found all efforts at concealment unavailing.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Many of the Girondists in the Assembly gave vehement but unavailing utterance to their execration of the massacres.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Although a large reward was offered for his apprehension, all efforts to find him proved unavailing.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The officers make the alternative quickly apparent to the new inmate: to protest against injustice is unavailing and dangerous.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The long line of frontier will render all your attempts to prevent this smuggling unavailing.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
All the efforts of the magistrates were unavailing; and they were obliged to appeal to government for protection and support.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Violence was wholly unavailing; mystic rites, incantations, and prayers were alike useless.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
One poor man was washed overboard, and any attempt made to save him would have been unavailing.
MASTERMAN READYCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO UNAVAILING

  • failed
  • failing
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • unavailing
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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