Examples of unavailing in a Sentence
an unavailing effort to avert a war
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American demands for an end to the North Korean nuclear program have proved unavailing.
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First Known Use of unavailing
Synonymsabortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, futile, 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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