unavailing

adjective un·avail·ing \ ˌən-ə-ˈvā-liŋ \

Definition of unavailing

: not availing : futile, useless

unavailingly

play \ˌən-ə-ˈvā-liŋ-lē\ adverb

unavailingness

noun

Examples of unavailing in a Sentence

  1. an unavailing effort to avert a war

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First Known Use of unavailing

1670


UNAVAILING Defined for English Language Learners

unavailing

adjective

Definition of unavailing for English Language Learners

  • : not useful or successful



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