Definition of unhelpfulness in US English:



  • See unhelpful

    • ‘But the present analysis of lawsuits and prosecutions involving illegitimacy suggests both the considerable resilience of popular culture and the unhelpfulness of simple dichotomies between popular and elite culture.’
    • ‘It is a mindset which appears to delight in unhelpfulness.’
    • ‘Instead of helping me, he became offended and childish in his unhelpfulness.’
    • ‘So I shall set out on another long drive today, and while I drive I shall ponder the general unhelpfulness of inanimate things.’
    • ‘We've all faced it: red tape, small print, bureaucratic bungling or sheer unhelpfulness that can make doing even the simplest task a nightmare.’