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unhelpfulness

(ʌnˈhɛlpfʊlnɪs)
n
the quality of giving no help
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Noun1.unhelpfulness - an inability to be helpful
unkindness - lack of sympathy
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Translations

unhelpfulness

[ˈʌnˈhelpfʊlnɪs] N [of person] → falta f de espíritu de servicio; [of remark, advice, book, computer] → inutilidad f
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The unhelpfulness seemed tantamount to rudeness, suggesting a metaphorical shrug of the shoulders and maybe the mission statement: "Good enough.
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