Not leading to success; unproductive:
(Now Rare) Frustrated; baffled; defeated
Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
The definition of rudimentary is basic skills, the early stages of development or basic fundamental concepts of education.
Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful:
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
Having an unfavorable outcome:
(Gram.) In certain inflected languages, designating or of the tense of a verb that indicates a past action or state as uncompleted, continuous, customary, or going on at the same time as another: “was writing” and “used to write” are English forms corresponding to the imperfect tense in such languages
Effective in achieving specified results; originative. Used with of :
The definition of fruitful is a fertile person with many children, or a plant that produces a lot of fruit, or something productive or effective.
Having obtained something desired or intended:
Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect.
failing to achieve a goal
The definition of futile is something that won't succeed or is unimportant.
Find another word for abortive. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abortive, like: vain, failing, complete, fruitless, See syn. study at, futile, frustrate, ineffective, ineffectual, miscarrying and rudimentary.