abortive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abortive

(adj) failing to accomplish an intended result
Synonyms : stillborn , unsuccessful
Example Sentence
  • an abortive revolt
  • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President

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Relate it to abort..things usually gets aborted when it seems that it would be unsuccessful or fruitless
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relate it to "abortion" in wich parents remains FRUITLESS...
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abortion is a common word which means termination of pregnancy.. and hence something unsuccessful or fruitless.
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abort => "to stop somthing before result" ive= action that is "useless action"
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Abort+ive: abort means to stop.. ive to stopped due to some unsuccessful conditions.
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You abort an GRE score if u r unsuccessful
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Antonyms:complete, consummated, effective, effectual, efficient, fruitful,successful
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when we put a cd in the cd drive of a computer and den eject it before transferring data, dere is sum command which comes on da screen like ur transfer was aborted means something which was in process has stopped.........
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