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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unproductive(adj)

    not producing or capable of producing

    "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

    Antonyms:
    fertile, effective, amentaceous, arable, oil-bearing, nut-bearing, tillable, productive, fur-bearing, effectual, cultivable, rich, cultivatable, prolific, amentiferous, fecund, efficacious

  2. unproductive(adj)

    not producing desired results

    "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"

    Antonyms:
    tillable, efficacious, fur-bearing, arable, amentaceous, cultivatable, effectual, nut-bearing, fertile, effective, amentiferous, rich, cultivable, prolific, fecund, oil-bearing, productive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unproductive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfruitful, barren, unprolific, sterile, unprocreant, UNPROFITABLE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unproductive(a)

    Synonyms:
    unfruitful, barren

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How to use unproductive in a sentence?

  1. Stanley Druckenmiller:

    The myopic policy makers have no endgame. They stumble from one short-term fiscal or monetary stimulus to the next, despite overwhelming evidence that they only produce an ephemeral 'sugar high' and grow unproductive debt that impedes long-term growth, the chickens are now coming home to roost.

  2. Adam Jentleson:

    The Republican Senate has started off as the least productive, most partisan, most contentious Senate in recent memory, from bypassing committees on every single bill so far to trying to silence senators who dared to disagree with him to failing to hold a single Friday vote, Sen. McConnell is running a closed and partisan process that is extremely unproductive for the middle class.

  3. Maximiliano Hardie:

    Between 2013 and 2014 the number of strike days, and therefore the amount of unproductive time, increased.

  4. Ricardo Salles:

    Everything we're hearing is that we need to improve efficiency and the model of doing business. There's consensus that it needs to change, having a body that has around 100 members is completely unproductive.

  5. Ferdinand Tan:

    No one can really solve the traffic. So instead of complaining about it, I try to maximize (the time), i use unproductive time to be productive.


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