HyperDic: unproductive

English > 2 senses of the word unproductive:
ADJECTIVEallunproductivenot producing or capable of producing
allunproductivenot producing desired results
unproductive > pronunciation
Soundsah.nprahdah'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > unproductive: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot producing or capable of producing.
Example"elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
Narrowerbootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vainunproductive of success
dryunproductive especially of the expected results
nonproductivenot directly productive
See alsosterile, unfertile, infertileincapable of reproducing
uncreativenot creative
unprofitableproducing little or no profit or gain
Oppositeproductiveproducing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
Spanishimproductivo
Nounsunproductivenessthe quality of lacking the power to produce
Adverbsunproductivelyin an unproductive manner
English > unproductive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot producing desired results.
Example"the talks between labor and management were unproductive"
Broaderineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
Spanishimproductivo
Nounsunproductivenessthe quality of lacking the power to produce

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