unhelpful

adjective un·help·ful \ ˌən-ˈhelp-fəl ; Southern often -ˈhep- also -ˈheəp- \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of unhelpful

: offering no assistance : not helpful
  • a rude, unhelpful person
  • a confusing and unhelpful textbook

unhelpfully

adverb

unhelpfulness

noun

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First Known Use of unhelpful

circa 1616


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