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Synonyms for unprofitable
ʌnˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unprofitable(adj)

    producing little or no profit or gain

    "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

    paying, bankable, lucrative, remunerative, moneymaking, juicy, economic, gainful, paid, fat, profitable


  1. unprofitable(adjective)


  2. unprofitable(adjective)

    Being a professional poet is a nice job, albeit unprofitable.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unprofitable

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unprofitable

    useless, bootless, futile, fruitless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unprofitable(a.)

    profitless, fruitless, bootless, useless, worthless, unremunerating, futile, unserviceable, unproductive, unfruitful, barren

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unprofitable(a)

    unremunerative, profitless, futile, fruitless, unavailing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unprofitable":

    uneconomic, non-profitable, unviable, uneconomical, profitable, loss-making

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How to use unprofitable in a sentence?

  1. Lindt Chief Executive Ernst Tanner:

    We're going to eliminate non-strategic or unprofitable activities in the course of this year.

  2. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.

  3. Timothy Ross:

    In terms of bodily harm, it's probably not grievous, but they've torn up a big chunk of change trying to expand beyond the current (Jetstar Asia) businesses based in Vietnam, which is unprofitable, and Singapore, which occasionally flirts with profitability.

  4. Sven Reinke:

    Although the discounters' sales densities have caught up with the big four retailers, Aldi and Lidl could continue to gain around 1 percent market share every year supported by their store expansion plans at a time where the big four selectively close unprofitable stores.

  5. Christopher Wong:

    Management is continuing with their rationalization process and no unprofitable sacred cows have been left untouched.

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  • αντιοικονομικός, ασύμφορος, μη επικερδήςGreek
  • desaventajadoSpanish

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    An antonym for the term "Ductile"?
    • A. intractable
    • B. malleable
    • C. fictile
    • D. pliable

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