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English definition of “unhelpful”

unhelpful

adjective uk   /ʌnˈhelp.fəl/ us  
C1 not improving a difficult situation: The instructions were badly written and unhelpful. I don't need any more of your unhelpful advice!Unhelpful and Uncooperative B2 not wanting to help someone, in a way that seems unfriendly: The shop assistant was rude and unhelpful.Unhelpful and Uncooperative
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