Portuguese translation of 'abortive'
1. (failed) fracassado
2. (fruitless) inútil
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Example Sentences Including 'abortive'
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Their abortive coup was horribly damaging at a time when the party should be swallowing their differences and making an attempt at loyalty and unity.The Sun (2010)
I asked these three to keep a log of their abortive attempts to contact the mayor's campaign team.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Recently the firm has been connected with more abortive bids than successes.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The polls were pushed back from October 11 after an abortive coup but are expected to pass off peacefully.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The threat to giant pandas has been recognised for decades with London Zoo making a series of abortive attempts at breeding the creatures.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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'abortive' in Other Languages
British English: abortive ADJECTIVE
An abortive attempt or action is unsuccessful.
...an abortive attempt to prevent the current President from taking office.
Translation of abortive from the Collins English to Portuguese Dictionary
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