Synonym of abortive

Alternative for abortive

Synonym: stillborn, unsuccessful,

Adjective

Failing to produce the intended result
vain futile unsuccessful useless failed fruitless ineffective unproductive ineffectual unavailing bootless inefficacious failing non-successful thwarted worthless barren empty idle otiose profitless unprofitable miscarried nugatory sterile bungled to no avail to no effect pointless in vain valueless unfruitful hopeless purposeless to no purpose unrewarding impotent inadequate hollow trivial inutile foiled impractical of no use trifling unfructuous inefficient inoperative inept meaningless doomed void without success frustrated Sisyphean senseless disastrous botched no dice null paltry of no avail baulked weak feeble defeated powerless lame balked feckless counterproductive unavailable for nought unimportant unprolific insignificant aimless unable indecisive unremunerative impracticable on a treadmill frivolous not worth the candle misfired exhausted wasted incompetent unusable dry unsatisfactory delusive nonfunctional unpurposed unworkable ruined insufficient forceless withered defeasible inferior neutralised spineless innocuous neutralized limited anticlimactic unfunctional unreal inconsequential vapid gainless dysfunctional expendable scrap insubstantial null and void unsubstantial petty good-for-nothing blocked stillborn broken junky uneconomic thankless scant bungling emasculate slack-spined unimpressive needless no use save one's breath stymied not effective no go no way frustaneous unlucrative forlorn hindered stonewalled obstructed a dead loss spoiled unsuitable time-wasting cramped inane for naught unserviceable no-win puny misleading slight unnotable shuck delusory groundless spoilt motiveless dull nonpractical chaffy cheap banal uncreative slow unyieldly nonproductive lazy wasteful boring going nowhere dead spinning one's wheels wild goose chase pathetic not useful unuseful inoperable pants lost messed up insipid baseless in vicious circle not a prayer stale uninspiring resultless unneeded casual uninteresting rambling irrelevant unfounded unhelpful no-good of no value fouled up hamstrung inexpedient tedious arid flat commonplace invalid without rhyme or reason no good to gundy lacking foundation invertebrate lacklustre dreary monotonous drab unstimulating prosaic lifeless humdrum without grounds not serious without foundation vacuous vacant unfilled clear rescinded revoked cancelled nullified lackluster bad non-viable nonbinding nonvalid terminated discontinued wrecked canceled not binding ended not in force ending in divorce waste stupid disadvantageous no good unnecessary miserable poor negligible no-account wretched lousy nothing purportless piddling footling measly despicable contemptible shiftless inconsiderable abandoned sorry picayune minute ignoble trashy spiritless Mickey Mouse unessential wet unfit impossible abject base poxy wishy-washy wanky piffling nickel-and-dime chicken niggling minor irresponsible small slothful apathetic indolent little unambitious bogus mediocre ne'er-do-well unenterprising pitiful meagre mean effete unreasonable soft nonsensical mindless goalless nerveless weakling unreliable incapable tame pitiable weak-kneed characterless milk-and-water namby-pamby peripheral nominal piddly pimping peanut rubbishy deficient defective wanton redundant superfluous limp-wristed beyond hope meager flimsy dinky drifting inappreciable small-fry immaterial de minimis unachievable light fiddling superficial foolish small-time incidental low-ranking of no consequence nonessential second-rate of no account uncalled-for uncalled for not having a prayer with no chance of success drossy of no great concern impuissant unconvincing throwaway unsalable thin pyrrhic insincere rotten absurd implausible objectless not fruitful specious of no earthly use shallow not needed insane fatuous not helpful woeful wandering parlous unasked lamentable deplorable nongermane helpless adrift unpromising threatening sinister menacing vague uncommunicative vile unconstructive adverse negative unreturned Pyrrhic witless indiscriminate designless thoughtless illogical irrational crummy sad ill-fated bleak minuscule bush-league minor-league uncelebrated lightweight lesser secondary obscure infinitesimal smalltime not worth it not pertinent fustian reckless incautious uncareful carefree careless wild debased depraved degraded low desultory brainless random desperate despairing despondent unattainable beyond remedy despaired of shameful disgraceful dishonourable dishonorable ill-suited inappropriate unsuited ridiculous floundering undirected haphazard subsidiary villainous ignominious corrupt degenerate wimpish frail wimpy weakened not proper not good enough improper scanty irresolute silly unmeaning unsound of no benefit junk unadvantageous inconsistent incompatible inapt beggarly mingy ungenerous mere derisory hit-or-miss rubbish non-essential two a penny not much cop unassertive skimpy of little account pettifogging exiguous extraneous uninformative meek cowardly gutless timid weak-willed fickle passive a dime a dozen dithering faltering craven frothy of little consequence of little importance tinpot of no moment not worth mentioning zero zilch of no importance zip twopenny-halfpenny shoestring indifferent not worth a hill of beans timorous wavering indeterminate vacillating pusillanimous undetermined fallible neither here nor there no great shakes not worth speaking of beside the point chicken-hearted corruptible supine yellow lily-livered hemming and hawing waffling yellow-bellied undependable faint-hearted yielding unsure easily led

Adjective

Degenerate, rudimentary, or atrophied, having become functionless in the course of evolution

Adjective

Causing great damage
disastrous devastating calamitous cataclysmic tragic catastrophic ruinous terrible unfortunate adverse dire harmful destructive detrimental dreadful fatal unlucky cataclysmal ill-fated ill-starred ravaging appalling awful grievous injurious shocking annihilatory bad black damning dark devastative fateful horrible inauspicious unsuccessful untoward unfavourable unpropitious doomed hapless ill-boding luckless sinister unfavorable lamentable wretched damaging woeful deplorable miserable deadly deleterious baneful pernicious dangerous baleful hurtful lethal crippling noxious pitiful direful distressing unhappy sad poor regrettable atrocious disadvantageous poisonous evil malignant pathetic nocuous maleficent inimical malefic ill horrendous mortal lousy prejudicial frightful undesirable dismal rotten hopeless sorry abominable wicked toxic crushing unwholesome grim abysmal heartbreaking harrowing mischievous crummy unhealthy grave ominous execrable prejudicious cancerous venomous jinxed inferior unsatisfactory paltry star-crossed sorrowful corrupting painful wounding pitiable inopportune annihilative malign unacceptable hazardous diabolical disgraceful critical negative mournful nasty ghastly counterproductive threatening catastrophal shattering substandard nocent afflictive menacing malicious mediocre cursed inadequate egregious godawful disappointing cruddy gruesome virulent shameful subversive pestilential suicidal hideous desperate mean eradicative intolerable snakebitten second-rate snakebit offensive unspeakable horrid chronic lame infelicitous vile ill-omened hard luck rubbish laughable heartrending hard out of luck environmentally unfriendly distressful brutal afflicted punk severe parlous odious serious perilous third-rate gloomy objectionable horrifying fierce abject corroding extirpative untimely disagreeable unsafe disturbing cheap reprehensible incendiary costly undermining forbidding contemptible inept murderous inappropriate violent trashy rubbishy gross shoddy unsuitable pants deathly awkward insufferable sucky low-grade God-awful unwelcome low-quality grotty abhorrent monstrous beastly melancholy upsetting alarming doleful forlorn tragical wrackful pestilent portentous savage blighted ignominious heinous inexpedient pestiferous dicey corrosive dirty cruel life-threatening apocalyptic piteous noisome tough repulsive death-dealing very bad frightening extreme deficient duff bodeful shabby malevolent scary wanting agonizing stricken meagre ruined traumatic meager garbage sickening forsaken destitute unprosperous difficult damnable worthless poxy bleak agonising indefensible god-awful stinking faulty dissatisfactory in a bad way unbecoming below par cut-rate earth-shattering under par less-than-stellar poor-quality second-class two-bit crumby bum horrific wack a load of pants bush-league desolate unpromising grisly outrageous inexcusable nightmarish risky incurable hostile blameworthy terrifying dread distasteful displeasing anguished fell ill-chosen acute lethiferous internecine wreckful slaughterous harsh killing scandalous unpleasant revolting despicable fearsome redoubtable hurting ugly spine-chilling intimidating formidable hair-raising sinful precarious base grubby scummy scurvy ratty scabby terrific dishonourable dishonorable iniquitous feeble unsightly sordid misfortunate insupportable unbearable opprobrious loathsome useless subpar suboptimal repugnant insidious ridiculous detestable downer bummer sub-par inconvenient unseemly heart-rending wrong junky obnoxious improper bush sinistrous ropy exacting scurrilous off stinky irremediable poor quality cheesy derisory not up to par schlocky not up to scratch low-rent el cheapo not up to snuff excessive bargain-basement convulsionary corruptive loss-making pained shattered troubled broken burdened unadvantageous sacrificial blighting messy withering climactic climacteric mortifying fire-and-brimstone apocalyptical foul desolating annihilating foredoomed terminal disadvantaged bungling insalubrious harassing unpopular undesired immoderate impoverishing extravagant depleting draining exhausting wasteful moving galling aching bedevilled condemned cantankerous reprobate nefarious miasmatic miasmic spiteful stirring dejected vexatious despondent discouraging destroyed hateful capital ruining destroying hellfire sleazy disheartening unpalatable unforgivable predictive prophetic revealing oracular imperilling imperiling accident-prone dilapidated dreaded disquieting bedeviled senseless inglorious preposterous ill-advised vicious lurid macabre final homicidal absurd ludicrous foolish-looking silly rueful affecting unpardonable unconscionable foolish saddening depressing cheerless rough unnerving petrifying too bad yucky common schlock minatory killer causing death vital grieving plaintive tear-jerking disgusting ignoble immoral discreditable disreputable tough luck behind eight ball bad break down on luck incriminating very dangerous run down flimsy shlocky gimcrack cheapjack godforsaken seedy shlock weak coarse down at heel trumpery disconsolate agonized sneaking creepy eerie unjustifiable mortuary necrotic mortiferous mephitic blah damnatory condemnatory tortured racked agonised criminal doomy evil-looking spooky eldritch foreboding touch and go unsought unwanted raunchy tinhorn icky diddly valueless the pits grody bad news fallacious grungy not good erroneous not the best minacious minatorial pits overwhelming dolorous beyond contempt suggestive of evil doomful dishonest perverse blackhearted lowering trying unfit testing troublesome bothersome challenging prohibitive ill-timed uncomplimentary unseasonable crying pressing crucial fearful implicating derogatory condemning impermissible exceptionable inadmissible urgent intense imperfect amateurish insufficient unimpressive repellant repellent drastic dubious unreasonable dodgy low questionable not much cop implicatory strong accusatorial conclusive implicative dooming considerable significant condemnable crude defective tatty out cheapo irretrievable inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject exigent not on below average second rate not cricket of poor quality beyond the pale won't do over the fence tenth-rate below standard from hunger not quite the done thing half-baked not up to standard of low quality out of order heavy consequential major blue oppressing scowling rancid arduous strenuous toilsome bitter taxing sobering big worrying punishing grinding hellish rebarbative disgustful hellacious loathly gut-wrenching sombre somber weighty intensive peracute straitened unrelenting excruciating tortuous inhospitable spartan rigorous scabrous stern sober unendurable biting uncomfortable austere comfortless inexorable stringent solemn discomforting erosive cutthroat consumptive daunting grewsome nauseating obscene nightmare inhuman chilling villainous barbarous infamous nauseous hairy flagitious morbid startling bloodcurdling fiendish from hell depraved dismaying brutish fulsome accursed ferocious barbaric disconcerting perturbing bestial irksome scaring sick annoying unsettling unearthly devilish low-down unsavoury unsavory morose stressful irritating indescribable tremendous ruthless grotesque merciless unutterable flagrant awesome dreary enormous drab infernal ungodly joyless sick-making drear glum striking funereal off-putting torturous agitating glaring diabolic spine-tingling gory notorious unprincipled shuddersome bloody cacodemonic profound awe-inspiring tormenting sadistic demanding furious brute corrupt shady degenerate discomposing deep stark troubling ghostly gut-churning unpleasing staggering depressive sullen filthy blatant fraught blood-curdling terrorizing lugubrious nerve-racking perverted satanic bloodthirsty infuriating exasperating black-hearted concerning terrorising shameless afflicting demoralizing ghoulish feral great explosive exquisite blistering keen almighty heavy-duty vehement obvious facinorous callous wild debased arrant very great conspicuous degraded oppressive patent heartless confounded rugged yukky demoralising unlovely uncongenial aggressive unfriendly treacherous imposing rank impoverished melancholic dour pesky humourless humorless pitiless truculent pronounced weird inhumane butcherly mean-looking invidious untamed demonic sepulchral demoniacal worrisome astounding demoniac Mephistophelian abandoned terribly bad unworthy animal maddening amoral impossible mighty prurient troublous unscrupulous degrading impressive dastardly unlawful sore unrespectable louche shy knavish onerous poignant stunning barefaced powerful unrestrained inordinate dispiriting sanguinary unwelcoming squalid dissolute brazen gnarly humiliating blasted utter undisguised outright sanguine brooding dispirited unstable sour audacious naked evident remorseless manifest unethical unrighteous unconcealed sedate complete cussed inexpressible vulgar crazed mad fiery dejecting mirthless wanton palpable transparent overt extremely bad cold indigent scungy poverty-stricken uncool miscreant uncivilised uncivilized lachrymose dingy indecent tenebrous heart-wrenching uncontrollable impure shadowy gray grey causing fear viperous heart-breaking serpentine out and out jeopardous out-and-out brass-necked real feared right proper huge colossal Hadean perplexing dislikeable dislikable strange sublime Kafkaesque discommoding brackish catty beast unkind lou Stygian blood-and-guts blood-and-thunder vexing whopping bone-chilling pressured frustrating piggish gluttonous swinish unclean boorish ferine carnal irrational oppressed jarring sharp worst embarrassing nightmarey phantasmagorical unreal gruelling tiring crashing nagging unbelievable inconceivable cringe-making eery revulsive unapproachable pressuring browbeating bullying paralysing unimaginable untold thrilling demonian demonical Luciferian undescribable overpowering ill-famed sensational ineffable afraid massive beneath contempt cold-blooded pulse-pounding unmanageable blood-stained dolesome debauched glowering scarring exciting breathtaking irredeemable frenetic maniacal unhallowed possessed graphic exaggerated grueling ill-reputed caitiff burdensome stiff monumental murky frozen resolute doughty indomitable invincible commanding eye-watering shivery shuddery paralyzing slimy vomitous snide bogging low-minded currish melodramatic explicit beyond words preternatural undefinable intractable ungovernable recalcitrant spookish depressed all-powerful sheer plain unsuited touching despairing yucko unholy resentful ornery intimidatory indescribably bad indescribably wicked beyond description indescribably evil death-obsessed absolute downright unqualified valiant backbiting untrue maligning vilifying traducing detractive gossiping detracting vomit-inducing extremely upsetting searing hardhanded wayward profligate like death warmed up apparent exorbitant unmitigated pensive derisible plangent hard-pressed doubtful rocky discommodious full of hardship strained highly improper dreich saturnine hair-curling cliff-hanging extraordinary suspenseful stupefying rancorous rowdy vindictive disliked lowest of the low rock-bottom the dumps aberrant contaminated lewd putrid insubordinate libidinous licentious demoralised impious demoralized brave imminent courageous sunless plutonian lonesome elegiacal tenebrific elegiac freaking darned cotton-picking doggoned durn doggone goddamned deuced curst danged durned dang darn heartstopping sensationalist overdramatized colourful red hot too horrible for words inapt a stinker of a a bummer of a unattractive astonishing bewildering amazing Cimmerian causing excitement surprising tasteless ribald salacious kitschy pulp blimming unwished-for ill-suited scorned unlikable shunned outcast loathed incommodious uninvited rejected suggestive shock-horror tacky vivid juicy illegal felonious illicit lawless for the birds unwished for illegitimate yellow full-frontal beyond bearing not to be borne to be avoided out of place strictly for the birds crooked indictable scoundrelly transgressing off-color purple racy salty colorful distinct garish ruffianly blackguardly roguish bent underhand thievish malfeasant warped rascally chancy speculative insecure culpable peccant nail-biting nerve-wracking delicate unruly venturesome rabid steely unmerciful ungentle gruff impetuous raging louring delirious flinty convulsive open thorny ticklish exposed raving enraged incessive undomesticated bold touchy frantic infuriated rapacious angry flaunting tigerish biffo animalistic primitive aggers ostentatious immodest venturous dangersome adventurous on collision course shaky impending vulnerable dynamite hot impregnable touch-and-go loaded breakneck queasy unashamed flagitous deliberate flaming noticeable bald-faced bare-faced stick out like sore thumb hanging out

Adjective

Not physically functioning or working
unusable inoperable broken defective faulty malfunctioning nonfunctional damaged inoperative unavailable busted down out unfunctional unsound disabled kaput unavailing unproductive bootless dysfunctional scrap knackered wonky broken-down doesn't work non-functioning out of commission in disrepair acting up conked out not functioning not working out of kilter not in working order out of order bust on the blink gone phut done for playing up gone haywire out of whack out of service out of action on the fritz had it worn-out out of use imperfect duff shot incapacitated inactive on its last legs non-functional broken down given up the ghost gone bust stopped working gone kaput haywire packed up up the spout inoperational unoperational useless non-operational bad impaired flawed dud bonkers kerflooey blemished buggy finished ruined spent wracked gone to pieces exhausted in need of repair unsatisfactory fallen apart in the shop gone screwed up weak gone to pot on the shelf feeble conked-out run-down coming unglued coming unstuck non-active not in service not operative unserviceable crashed not in operation unable to be used kaputt sunk nonfunctioning nonoperating dead jiggered doomed done wrecked smashed injured ineffective hurt spoiled marred dilapidated destroyed spoilt worn out toast no good totaled wiped out beat-up dashed lost not functional defeated devastated tumbledown ramshackle done in crumbling harmed in ruins unavailable for use in flames in a state of disrepair gone to rack and ruin at an end not in use washed up falling to pieces down the tubes down for the count down the drain past its best old failed rumpty worthless clapped out scratched dented valueless darned debilitated dinged snafued bent flubbed S U off loused up messed up glitched in smithereens in poor condition fouled up mucked up wounded no go in repair decommissioned invalid on the bum unworkable ineffectual nonactive inefficacious shattered through crushed null and void over bankrupt hors de combat beaten undone drained thwarted empty liquidated over with in pieces dead and buried over the hill played out gone to the wall past it washed-up wound up derelict in shreds in tatters in ashes dead in the water ruinous disintegrating decaying neglected shambly uncared-for decrepit deteriorated munted shacky blasted decayed run down battered botched mutilated robbed uninhabited plundered pillaged harried abandoned falling apart defaced ill-maintained badly maintained poorly maintained worse for wear defunct cooked ended extinct floored on the skids out of circulation burned out belly-up out of business down and out all washed up

Antonym of abortive

abortive Idiom, Proverb

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