unsupportive

supportive

[suh-pawr-tiv, -pohr-]
adjective
1.
giving support.
2.
providing sympathy or encouragement: His family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer.
3.
providing additional help, information, etc.; auxiliary: manufacturers of supportive materials.
4.
Medicine/Medical. helping to maintain a normal physiological balance, as by the intravenous administration of required nutriment.

Origin:
1585–95; support + -ive

supportiveness, noun
nonsupportive, adjective
unsupportive, adjective
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supportive (səˈpɔːtɪv)
 
adj
providing support, esp moral or emotional support
 
supportively
 
adv
 
supportiveness
 
n

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supportive
1590s, from support + -ive. Called "rare" in OED (1933).
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