Examples of abortive in a Sentence
an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship
Recent Examples of abortive from the Web
Among major legislative efforts of the past quarter-century, only last spring’s abortive attempt to repeal Obamacare has polled worse.
President Trump, on Twitter, is using the opportunity to plug his $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which is supposed to be rolled out next month after some abortive first attempts this year.
Texas had to wade through the abortive Steve Patterson era.
Over the past 10 years, there have been several abortive attempts at reuniting Hamas and Fatah, but even after the two sides agreed to form a unity government three years ago, Hamas continued to run Gaza.
The secrecy surrounding the abortive attempt by James and Schulte to award a no-bid contract to Burns & McDonnell for the $1 billion KCI project remains a sore subject.
This idea of vaunted and maybe abortive idealistic attempts to change things.
Many of the officials have worked together recently on the abortive Trans-Pacific Partnership, the unratified 12-country deal that Mr. Trump exited in January, or in the 1990s on the original Nafta talks.
The secrecy surrounding the abortive attempt by James and Schulte to award a no-bid contract to Burns
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Origin and Etymology of abortive
Synonymsfutile, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain
Antonymsdeadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous
Related Wordshollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductive
Near Antonymsmeaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workable
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