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unavailing

[uhn-uh-vey-ling] /ˌʌn əˈveɪ lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
ineffectual; futile.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; un-1 + avail + -ing2
Related forms
unavailingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un availingly

unavailing

/ˌʌnəˈveɪlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
useless or futile
Derived Forms
unavailingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un availingly

unavailing

adj.

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + availing. Also see unavailable.

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