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The staff were unhelpful and the ambience quite shocking. The Sun (2011)In this case it is deeply unhelpful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was very unhelpful in another way in that the vast majority of officers saw it as a personal affront. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a deeply unhelpful comment. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Some of these unhelpful foibles may play a role in trampling on your 2014 objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After all, his own staff were so unhelpful. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why have the Saudis behaved in this unhelpful way? Times, Sunday Times (2011)This week's two documentaries both tell good stories in slightly unhelpful ways. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Worse, the data that it has collected has been made public in a patchy and unhelpful way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A may also be abandoned if seen as the source of unhelpful advice. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)It tilts things in an unhelpful way, but diet and exercise can counter this to a substantial degree. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was livid, in that most unhelpful way. Christianity Today (2000)Having said that, if it's fit for purpose anyone standing in our way is being unhelpful and we shall be disappointed. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Equally, your GP may have been unhelpful because you did not fully explain the extent of your suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A senior security industry source said the UK advice was unhelpful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: unhelpful /ʌnˈhɛlpfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone or something is unhelpful, you mean that they do not help you or improve a situation, and may even make things worse.
The criticism is both unfair and unhelpful.
- American English: unhelpful
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مُفِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: imprestável
- Chinese: 无帮助的
- Croatian: beskoristan
- Czech: neochotný
- Danish: uhjælpsom
- Dutch: onbehulpzaam
- European Spanish: poco útil
- Finnish: hyödytön josta ei ole apua
- French: inutile
- German: nutzlos
- Greek: μη εξυπηρετικός
- Italian: inutile
- Japanese: 役に立たない
- Korean: 도움이 되지 않는
- Norwegian: lite hjelpsom
- Polish: niepomocny
- European Portuguese: imprestável
- Romanian: inutil
- Russian: бесполезный
- Spanish: poco servicial
- Swedish: ohjälpsam
- Thai: ไม่ช่วยเหลือ
- Turkish: yardımcı olmayan
- Ukrainian: даремний
- Vietnamese: không giúp ích
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