unavailing

[ uhn-uh-vey-ling ]
/ ˌʌn əˈveɪ lɪŋ /

adjective

ineffectual; futile.

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Origin of unavailing

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + avail + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM unavailing

un·a·vail·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unavailing

unavailing
/ (ˌʌnəˈveɪlɪŋ) /

adjective

useless or futile

Derived forms of unavailing

unavailingly, adverb
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