Definition of abortively in English:

abortively

adverb

  • See abortive

    • ‘He now abortively sought accommodation with the Tuscan moderates and Leopold.’
    • ‘They argue that a new Bill permitting defections at national and provincial level will be introduced soon, which will provide for retrospective protection of MPs and MPLs who abortively crossed the floor.’
    • ‘He looked abortively to his right for something to hold on to in order to break his fall.’
    • ‘Selective memory sought to erase the traces of the outmoded European-style colonialism that the Americans abortively tried to practice in the archipelago.’
    • ‘Romney's father, who was a Republican, too, but governor of Michigan, ran, if disastrously and abortively, for president almost four decades ago.’