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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. Matthew DeFalco:

    Everyone has a different plan in this race for how we should approach this problem. But we shouldn't be attacking each other in that way, it just felt unproductive.

  2. The Senate:

    Today's ruling provides the perfect opportunity for the President to change his unproductive posture on this jobs-creating infrastructure project.

  3. Ilhan Omar:

    Today I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate, instead of apologizing for Lauren Boebert Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Lauren Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge Lauren Boebert hurtful and dangerous comments. Lauren Boebert instead doubled down on Lauren Boebert rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.

  4. Denzel McCampbell:

    At a time where report after report cites the city of Detroit's harmful treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters –and the enormous waste of taxpayer money to lose embarrassingly in court after trying to intimidate them, the city's use of discriminatory facial recognition technology, and the fact that people still do not feel safe despite spending $300 million per year on police –it's disappointing and unproductive for Chief Craig to run to the cameras to call for Congresswoman Tlaib's resignation, one would think Chief Craig has more important things to do.

  5. Aditi Nayar:

    The budget should focus on trimming of unproductive schemes, paring of subsidy expenditure would help free up resources to boost infrastructure spending.


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