What is another word for unavailing?

Pronunciation: [ʌnɐvˈe͡ɪlɪŋ] (IPA)

Unavailing is a term used to describe something that is not able to achieve its intended purpose. There are several synonyms for unavailing that can be used to convey the same meaning in different contexts. Fruitless, pointless, futile, and ineffective are all synonymous with unavailing. They are often used interchangeably to communicate a lack of success or results. Other synonyms for unavailing include meaningless, worthless, empty, ineffectual, and unproductive. These words can be used to describe efforts, actions, or events that did not produce the desired outcome. By using synonyms for unavailing, writers can vary their language and convey meaning more precisely in their writing.

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What are the hypernyms for Unavailing?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unavailing?

Unavailing means futile or useless. Its antonyms include effective, fruitful, productive, successful, and worthwhile. Effective means producing the desired outcome or yielding the intended result. Fruitful means producing good results or profits. Productive means capable of producing or yielding significant results. Successful means achieving one's intended goal or satisfactory result. Worthwhile means deserving of time, effort, or attention; rewarding or valuable. Using these antonyms of unavailing can help to convey a more positive or successful tone to writing, as they describe more desirable outcomes and actions.

Usage examples for Unavailing

Medical treatment of affected animals is unavailing and should not be attempted.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Here, after losing many men and making unavailing efforts, he was obliged to desist, bringing off one field piece, which he had taken from the enemy, and losing two of his own.
"A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion"
William Dobein James
As it was, he came away, feeling that doubtless Ehrhardt had "got along," and resolved at least to spend no more unavailing regrets upon him.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories"
William D. Howells

Famous quotes with Unavailing

  • The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • Of greater importance than this regulation of African clientship were the political consequences of the Jugurthine war or rather of the Jugurthine insurrection, although these have been frequently estimated too highly. Certainly all the evils of the government were therein brought to light in all their nakedness; it was now not merely notorious but, so to speak, judicially established, that among the governing lords of Rome everything was treated as venal--the treaty of peace and the right of intercession, the rampart of the camp and the life of the soldier; the African had said no more than the simple truth, when on his departure from Rome he declared that, if he had only gold enough, he would undertake to buy the city itself. But the whole external and internal government of this period bore the same stamp of miserable baseness. In our case the accidental fact, that the war in Africa is brought nearer to us by means of better accounts than the other contemporary military and political events, shifts the true perspective; contemporaries learned by these revelations nothing but what everybody knew long before and every intrepid patriot had long been in a position to support by facts. The circumstance, however, that they were now furnished with some fresh, still stronger and still more irrefutable, proofs of the baseness of the restored senatorial government--a baseness only surpassed by its incapacity--might have been of importance, had there been an opposition and a public opinion with which the government would have found it necessary to come to terms. But this war had in fact exposed the corruption of the government no less than it had revealed the utter nullity of the opposition. It was not possible to govern worse than the restoration governed in the years 637-645; it was not possible to stand forth more defenceless and forlorn than was the Roman senate in 645: had there been in Rome a real opposition, that is to say, a party which wished and urged a fundamental alteration of the constitution, it must necessarily have now made at least an attempt to overturn the restored senate. No such attempt took place; the political question was converted into a personal one, the generals were changed, and one or two useless and unimportant people were banished. It was thus settled, that the so-called popular party as such neither could nor would govern; that only two forms of government were at all possible in Rome, a -tyrannis- or an oligarchy; that, so long as there happened to be nobody sufficiently well known, if not sufficiently important, to usurp the regency of the state, the worst mismanagement endangered at the most individual oligarchs, but never the oligarchy; that on the other hand, so soon as such a pretender appeared, nothing was easier than to shake the rotten curule chairs. In this respect the coming forward of Marius was significant, just because it was in itself so utterly unwarranted. If the burgesses had stormed the senate-house after the defeat of Albinus, it would have been a natural, not to say a proper course; but after the turn which Metellus had given to the Numidian war, nothing more could be said of mismanagement, and still less of danger to the commonwealth, at least in this respect; and yet the first ambitious officer who turned up succeeded in doing that with which the older Africanus had once threatened the government,(16) and procured for himself one of the principal military commands against the distinctly- expressed will of the governing body. Public opinion, unavailing in the hands of the so-called popular party, became an irresistible weapon in the hands of the future king of Rome. We do not mean to say
    Theodor Mommsen
  • The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consist in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • Don't you think Hindley would be proud of his son, if he could see him? Almost as proud as I am of mine. But there's this difference, one is gold put to the use of paving stones; and the other is tin polished to ape a service of silver. has nothing valuable about it; yet I shall have the merit of making it go as far as such poor stuff can go. had first-rate qualities, and they are lost — rendered worse than unavailing.
    Emily Brontë
  • Do you not think that sometimes when matters are at the worst with us, when we appear to have done all which we ourselves can do, yet all has been unavailing, and we have only shown we cannot, not we will not, help ourselves; that often just then something comes, almost as if supernaturally, to settle for us, as if our guardian angel took pity on our perplexities, and then at last obtained leave to help us? And if it be so, then what might only be a coincidence becomes a call of Providence, a voice from Heaven, a command.
    James Anthony Froude

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