[ US /ənˈhɛɫpfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnhˈɛlpfə‍l/ ]
  1. providing no assistance
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How To Use unhelpful In A Sentence

  • The critics call its recipes bland, unhelpful, unoriginal and unhealthy. The Sun
  • One of my least favorite locutions in politics is the statement by an official or politician that someone's criticism of government policy is ‘unhelpful.’
  • Unhelpful Labels: art for arts sake, tales from the cafe Archive 2009-02-01
  • You could have the ‘generally lazy but remarkably unhelpful’ instead of the ‘bored but capable’ as one of the essential non police staff whose main aim is to reinforce all the urgent and important things from the world where messages ‘really’ matter and the foundations of empire building are well on the way to approval by the forces that do stuff. Cross and Rude. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • Why have the Saudis behaved in this unhelpful way? Times, Sunday Times
  • As for streaming, it deserves to be condemned by the strongest term of reprobation known to the vocabulary of consensus: unhelpful.
  • This is a deeply unhelpful comment. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Lying is unhelpful when there is incontrovertible evidence. Times, Sunday Times
  • While Currie is extremely polite and diplomatic, it is clear he finds these frustrating and unhelpful.
  • I'm not moralizing here - I find that unhelpful, not to mention boring.
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