unhelpful


unhelpful
Not providing help or assistance; not helpful.

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  • unhelpful — index detrimental, disadvantageous, inadvisable, perverse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unhelpful — 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + HELPFUL (Cf. helpful). Related: Unhelpfully; unhelpfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • unhelpful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not helpful. DERIVATIVES unhelpfully adverb unhelpfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unhelpful — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unhelpful — [[t]ʌ̱nhe̱lpfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something is unhelpful, you mean that they do not help you or improve a situation, and may even make things worse. The criticism is both unfair and unhelpful. ...unhelpful hotel staff.… …   English dictionary

  • unhelpful — un|help|ful [ ʌn helpfəl ] adjective 1. ) not willing or able to help: The woman was very unhelpful. 2. ) not useful: Criticism is unhelpful, to say the least. ╾ un|help|ful|ly adverb ╾ un|help|ful|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unhelpful — UK [ʌnˈhelpf(ə)l] / US [ʌnˈhelpfəl] adjective 1) not willing or able to help The staff were very unhelpful. 2) not useful Criticism is unhelpful, to say the least. Derived words: unhelpfully adverb unhelpfulness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • unhelpful — un|help|ful [ʌnˈhelpfəl] adj not helping in a situation and sometimes making it worse ▪ The authorities are being particularly unhelpful. >unhelpfully adv >unhelpfulness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhelpful — adjective not willing or able to help in a situation and sometimes making it worse: The authorities are being particularly unhelpful. unhelpfully adverb unhelpfulness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhelpful — adj.; unhelpfully, adv. * * * …   Universalium


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