un·​sup·​port·​ive | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-tiv How to pronounce unsupportive (audio) \

Definition of unsupportive

: not providing support : not supportive But any personal gain I may have realized as a result of this environment is tempered by a public attitude toward teaching that is not only unsupportive but at times antagonistic.— Howard Karlitz They were unsupportive of her decision.

Examples of unsupportive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common complaint about the kayak is its unsupportive seat, which some paddlers swap out for a more comfortable alternative. Chantae Reden, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2022 Many people can’t afford such a trip, or can’t make it logistically — because of a job, an unsupportive parent, trouble finding childcare, an abusive partner, or a lack of resources or knowledge. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Sometimes, burnout is a result of personal issues, but it can also be caused by an unsupportive or otherwise problematic work environment. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Last July, when the Celtics made the trade with Oklahoma City, some did have unkind—or, at least, unsupportive—words for Al. Sean Deveney, Forbes, 27 May 2022 My parents were very unsupportive at the beginning: The music business was in a very different place, especially in Asia, although obviously that has changed. Thania Garcia, Variety, 18 May 2022 At a recent school board meeting, a group of students and parents denounced the ban, with one person arguing the book could be a lifeline for young people who are exploring gender identity and whose families are unsupportive. New York Times, 1 May 2022 As Gregory’s unsupportive father, Orlando Jones will be submitted as guest actor. Clayton Davis, Variety, 18 Apr. 2022 The tech sector seems unsupportive of older adults, even though by 2030 the over-60s will be a huge population of over 1.4 billion globally, that own significant wealth. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsupportive

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsupportive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupportive. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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