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unavailing

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adjective un·avail·ing \-ˈvā-liŋ\

Simple Definition of unavailing

  • : not useful or successful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unavailing

  1. :  not availing :  futile, useless

unavailingly play \-liŋ-lē\ adverb
unavailingness noun

Examples of unavailing in a sentence

  1. <an unavailing effort to avert a war>



1670

First Known Use of unavailing

1670

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