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What is the opposite of helpful?

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Adjective
Opposite of willing to assist or give aid
“She was as unobliging as they come, refusing to get up for an elderly woman standing tired on her old legs.”
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Opposite of for one's benefit
“Whilst the tribe accepted the King's token of appreciation, it was useless to them.”
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Opposite of marked by convenience or the characteristics of making life easier
“Lining up once to order food and then again to pay was very inconvenient.”
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Opposite of producing an advantage or benefit
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Opposite of gentle and kind in nature or disposition
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Opposite of well-meaning and kindly in nature
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Opposite of worthy of being recommended
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Opposite of suitable for some particular purpose
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(of something inanimate or abstract) Opposite of successful in producing a desired or intended result
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
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(of a person) Opposite of having suitable conformity to basic moral standards
“I cannot trust any person who is dishonest, deceitful, and cunning.”
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Opposite of willing to be of assistance
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Opposite of willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
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Opposite of conveying knowledge, information or instruction
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Opposite of easy to handle or use
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Opposite of showing consideration for the needs of other people
“Residents in the area are also annoyed at the disruption being caused by what they consider to be inconsiderate motorists.”
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Opposite of conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being
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Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Opposite of friendly and easy to talk to
“As was always the case around company, he appeared uncomfortable and slightly aloof.”
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Opposite of sensible, useful, and effective rather than fashionable or attractive
“I was convinced that bigger was better, but did not consider how impractical a large tripod was to lug around.”
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