Antonyms for unhelpful

Grammar : Adj
Spell : help-fuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɛlp fəl

Definition of unhelpful

Origin :
  • 1590s, from un- (1) "not" + helpful. Related: Unhelpfully; unhelpfulness.
  • As in purposeless : adj useless, insignificant
  • As in unprofitable : adj useless
  • As in disobliging : adj rude, annoying
  • As in idle : adj worthless, ineffective
Example sentences :
  • It is good for nothing else that I know of: strong; but unhelpful and unthoughtful.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5) » by John Ruskin
  • All I did actually say was commonplace and unhelpful enough.
  • Extract from : « The Record of Nicholas Freydon » by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • In southern Gaul, as it happens, archaeological remains are unhelpful.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Town-Planning » by F. Haverfield
  • And to this man she must present herself, late, penniless and unhelpful.
  • Extract from : « The City of Delight » by Elizabeth Miller
  • He was a young man from Montpelier, just beginning to practise, and very mysterious and technical and modern and unhelpful.
  • Extract from : « Tono Bungay » by H. G. Wells
  • So Mary Wing's conqueror and her unhelpful friend went by at half a foot.
  • Extract from : « Angela's Business » by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • It is good for nothing else that I know of; strong, but unhelpful and unthoughtful.
  • Extract from : « A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools » by Various
  • "I don't know," he replied, appearing more helpless and unhelpful than he really was.
  • Extract from : « The Longest Journey » by E. M. Forster
  • So we have allowed the Bible to become antiquated and remote, venerable and unhelpful.
  • Extract from : « The Salvaging Of Civilisation » by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

Synonyms for unhelpful

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