Definition of unavailing:
profitless, used, delusive, trifling, baseless, fruitless, indolent, trivial, useless, vapid, shadowy, unprofitable, uneffective, unsatisfying, unreal, lazy, inconstant, senseless, bootless, without results, barren, in vain, ineffectual, idle, vain, nugatory, empty, abortive, otiose, unsubstantial, sleeveless, unimportant, unsuccessful, thrive, visionary, unserviceable, superfluous, faineant, unproductive, worthless, wasted, null, ineffective, deceitful, inefficacious, work-shy, futile, pointless, purposeless, slothful, unable.
- "Andreas Hofer", Lousia Muhlbach.
- "The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring", George Bernard Shaw.
When all his searching for Rosalie proved unavailing, the minister applied himself with industry to the work of his calling, and verily he met here with his reward; for as he was a blessing to the people of his parish, in time they almost adored him.- "Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing", T. S. Arthur.