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See definition of unhelpful on Dictionary.com
  • as indisobliging
  • as inidle
  • as inpurposeless
  • as inunprofitable

synonyms for unhelpful

  • awkward
  • disagreeable
  • discourteous
  • ill-disposed
  • ill-natured
  • unaccommodating
  • unamiable
  • uncivil
  • uncongenial
  • uncooperative
  • unpleasant
  • empty
  • unproductive
  • useless
  • hollow
  • rambling
  • abortive
  • bootless
  • frivolous
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • groundless
  • insignificant
  • irrelevant
  • not serious
  • nugatory
  • of no avail
  • otiose
  • pointless
  • superficial
  • trivial
  • unavailing
  • unnecessary
  • unsuccessful
  • vain
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antonyms for unhelpful

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  • accommodating
  • agreeable
  • civil
  • cooperative
  • courteous
  • mannered
  • mannerly
  • polite
  • fruitful
  • productive
  • profitable
  • beneficial
  • gainful
  • helpful
  • successful
  • useful
  • valuable
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How to use unhelpful in a sentence

"I don't know," he replied, appearing more helpless and unhelpful than he really was.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
He was a young man from Montpelier, just beginning to practise, and very mysterious and technical and modern and unhelpful.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
So we have allowed the Bible to become antiquated and remote, venerable and unhelpful.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
It is good for nothing else that I know of: strong; but unhelpful and unthoughtful.
MODERN PAINTERS, VOLUME V (OF 5)JOHN RUSKIN
All I did actually say was commonplace and unhelpful enough.
THE RECORD OF NICHOLAS FREYDONA. J. (ALEC JOHN) DAWSON
May I hope that you will follow me without a further parley, which is embarrassing to me, and quite unhelpful to yourself.
A ROCK IN THE BALTICROBERT BARR
She would grumble and scold and become limply unhelpful, he knew, and none the less so because he could not help things.
THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLYH. G. WELLS
Marcella was very sympathetic but quite unhelpful, and after a while got away and went below to arrange her things in her cabin.
CAPTIVITYM. LEONORA EYLES
It is good for nothing else that I know of; strong, but unhelpful and unthoughtful.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
So Mary Wing's conqueror and her unhelpful friend went by at half a foot.
ANGELA'S BUSINESSHENRY SYDNOR HARRISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNHELPFUL

  • awkward
  • disagreeable
  • discourteous
  • ill-disposed
  • ill-natured
  • unaccommodating
  • unamiable
  • uncivil
  • uncongenial
  • uncooperative
  • unhelpful
  • unpleasant
  • contrary
  • deterring
  • discouraging
  • dissuading
  • invalidating
  • opposing
  • uncooperative
  • unhelpful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.