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Synonyms for unproductiveun·pro·duc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unproductiveadjective

    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. unproductiveadjective

    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. unproductiveadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unproductiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfruitful, barren

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How to use unproductive in a sentence?

  1. Brandon Garic Notch:

    It's not who you are that holds you back, it's the unproductive thoughts you focus on and act upon by ignorance.

  2. Rob Stutzman:

    What you don’t do is throw on your f---king flak jacket, get your AR-15 and walk around out there, waving your gun like you’re Rambo just to prove a point, that kind of extremism is completely unproductive.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    I think people are starting to realize that that would be a pretty messy and unproductive process.

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