What is another word for unhelpfully?

39 synonyms found


[ ʌnhˈɛlpfəlɪ], [ ʌnhˈɛlpfəlɪ], [ ʌ_n_h_ˈɛ_l_p_f_ə_l_ɪ]

Unhelpfully is often used to describe someone or something that is not providing assistance in a situation. Synonyms for the word unhelpfully include negatively, obstructively, detrimentally, uncooperatively, hinderingly, harmfully, unsympathetically, and unkindly. These words highlight the unproductive and negative impact of the behavior. People who act unhelpfully can be a source of frustration and stress for those who are looking for help or support. Alternatively, helpful and supportive behavior can have a positive impact and lead to improved outcomes. It is therefore important to identify and avoid unhelpful behavior, and promote a culture of positivity and collaboration.

How to use "Unhelpfully" in context?

Most people use "unhelpfully" when they unintentionally do or say something that makes the situation worse. For example, if someone is trying to help you and they accidentally step on your foot, they would say, "I'm sorry, I was trying to help, but I accidentally stepped on your foot." Similarly, if you call a friend to ask them to come over to help you with your homework and they get there and you're already done, they would say, "I'm sorry, I thought you were still working on your homework.

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