Abortive is an adjective that is used to describe being unsuccessful. Failing to achieve, tending to cut short. Imperfectly formed or developed.


  1. 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.
  2. Their attempt to restore a badly damaged historical building was ‘abortive’.
  3. In her early years, she was ‘abortive’ in her compulsory education. However she possessed a sense of creativity that many lacked.


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