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English definition of “unavailing”

unavailing

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.əˈveɪ.lɪŋ/ formal or literary us  
When an attempt to do something is unavailing, it is unsuccessful or has no positive effect: Diplomatic efforts at peace-making have so far proved unavailing.Useless and futileUnsuccessful (people and things)
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