Find another word for abortive. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abortive, like: vain, failing, fruitless, futile and See syn. study at.
The invasion of the Goths and the death of Decius put an end to the abortive attempt.
In these instances most of the flowers were abortive, but a few were fertile, which he attributes to the dust of the apices having been wafted by the wind from other plants.
The attempt proved abortive; Meagher was arrested in August, and in October was tried for high treason before a special commission at Clonmel.
The spreading branches have a tendency to assume a tortuous form, owing to the central shoots becoming abortive, and the growth thus being continued laterally, causing a zigzag development, more exaggerated in old trees and those standing in From Kotschy, op. cit.
These proposals were rendered abortive by the unflinching use of the queen's prerogative.