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unhelpfully

(ʌnˈhɛlpfʊlɪ)
adv
in a manner that does not help
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Adv.1.unhelpfully - in an unhelpful manner; "he stood by unhelpfully while the house burned down"
helpfully - in a helpful manner; "the subtitles are helpfully conveyed"
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unhelpfully

[ˈʌnˈhelpfʊlɪ] ADV [behave] → con poco espíritu de servicio; [say, suggest] → con poco ánimo de ayudar
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unhelpfully

advwenig hilfreich
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