Definition of unhelpful in English:

unhelpful

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adjective

  • Not helpful.

    ‘several complained that the staff were unhelpful’
    • ‘They think they'll get into trouble, or become unhelpful and difficult.’
    • ‘I have just come off the phone following the most incredibly obstructive and unhelpful call in the history of mankind.’
    • ‘My own experience with our own legal department is they have actually been quite difficult and unhelpful.’
    • ‘He has been uncooperative, unhelpful, and particularly rude to teaching staff.’
    • ‘Don't you hate it when people give you ‘helpful feedback’ of an unhelpful nature?’
    • ‘Insiders worried that it could in fact be unhelpful and make it more difficult to create good syllabuses.’
    • ‘Why did some of his answers seem to support the government in its war with the BBC, while others were actively unhelpful?’
    • ‘My physiotherapist, GP and other doctors I saw thought this would be unhelpful, so I refused.’
    • ‘Anyone seeking clues as to the identity of these NYC-based electronicists will find their website unhelpful.’
    • ‘Wishful thinking is generally understandable, even if it's unhelpful.’
    • ‘Faculties also seemed to be unhelpful despite the fact that they have a certain level of autonomy in examination procedure.’
    • ‘Saying that just because we didn't hit targets we have failed and should be closed down is an immature and unhelpful approach.’
    • ‘We do not accept involuntary ejections of speech if they are abusive or plainly unhelpful: it is not what the blog is about.’
    • ‘He was having difficulty getting through to anyone and the friends he contacted seemed unconcerned and unhelpful.’
    • ‘That some newspapers had already had their say before the match, according to Taylor, was deeply unhelpful.’
    • ‘Removing the unhelpful heat from the debate, which can all too easily become polarised, is a necessary first step.’
    • ‘On Saturday, having had enough of our unhelpful mobile phone operator, we decided to go shopping for a pair of new phones.’
    • ‘Of course, this was a slightly unhelpful five years after the event.’
    • ‘Such a demand is an unhelpful confusion in the free speech debate.’
    • ‘The game's only detectable flaw is occasionally unhelpful camera work.’
    awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, tiresome, annoying, vexatious, obstreperous, disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant, refractory, rebellious

Pronunciation

unhelpful

/ˌənˈhelpfəl/ /ˌənˈhɛlpfəl/