Abortive is an adjective that is used to describe being unsuccessful. Failing to achieve, tending to cut short. Imperfectly formed or developed.
- His ‘abortive’ attempt at trying to open a business, left him in a bad emotional state. However he then made a decision to bounce back and become better and stronger than he had ever been.
- Their attempt to restore a badly damaged historical building was ‘abortive’.
- In her early years, she was ‘abortive’ in her compulsory education. However she possessed a sense of creativity that many lacked.