Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affording no aid. Unable to help one's self; helpless.

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  • adjective Not providing help or assistance; not helpful.

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  • adjective providing no assistance

Etymologies

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un- + help + -ful

Examples

  • Just to the left of the bulletin board, equally unread and unhelpful, is a small sign which warns the public against intimidating or attacking council staff.

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  • Just to the left of the bulletin board, equally unread and unhelpful, is a small sign which warns the public against intimidating or attacking council staff.

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  • Neither set of facts is totally accurate, and at times both point in unhelpful directions.

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  • Neither set of facts is totally accurate, and at times both point in unhelpful directions.

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  • The other point on which our news organs,, here and abroad, have been profoundly unhelpful is just how is the insurgency being sustained.

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  • If I want to start a movement to stop the war in Iraq in this country, one thing I would find unhelpful is if, say, North Korean publicized that it was in contact with my organization, and willing to give me money.

    Matthew Yglesias » Warnings Ignored

  • We also see people who have never suffered any major consequences from drinking who find the disease label unhelpful and unacceptable.

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  • We also see people who have never suffered any major consequences from drinking who find the disease label unhelpful and unacceptable.

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  • We also see people who have never suffered any major consequences from drinking who find the disease label unhelpful and unacceptable.

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  • We also see people who have never suffered any major consequences from drinking who find the disease label unhelpful and unacceptable.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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