unavailing

[uhn-uh-vey-ling]
adjective
ineffectual; futile.

Origin:
1660–70; un-1 + avail + -ing2

unavailingly, adverb
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unavailing (ˌʌnəˈveɪlɪŋ)
 
adj
useless or futile
 
una'vailingly
 
adv

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unavailing
17c., see unavailable.
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Example sentences
Further, this is unavailing, lazy and abrogates any responsibility of the
  elected.
All but the last call were on the same line-of-sight frequency that had already
  proved unavailing.
About half-past one the fleet withdrew, seeing their efforts were entirely
  unavailing.
If he is an heir of wrath, his exertions must be unavailing.
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