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Abortive means failing to succeed, fruitless.

Abortive is an adjective.

Synonyms: unsuccessful, unavailing, worthless, useless, vain.

Antonyms: fruitful, successful, productive.

Sample Usage

After several abortive attempts to meet the principal, Mr.Naveen finally succeeded in getting an appointment.

The thief made an abortive attempt to steal the jewelery.

Mr.Ravi's abortive attempt to run for reelection cost him a great deal of money.

After breaking his leg, Mr.Sai had to abort his attempt to play table tennis.

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