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Synonyms for unprofitable
ʌnˈprɒf ɪ tə bəlun·prof·itable

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  1. unprofitableadjective

    Antonyms:
    profitable

  2. unprofitableadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    profitable

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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    useless, bootless, futile, fruitless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unprofitableadjective

    producing little or no profit or gain

    "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unprofitableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unprofitableadjective

    Synonyms:
    unremunerative, profitless, futile, fruitless, unavailing

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#55524deceitful
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#94014vapid
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#109464unavailing
#130321uneconomical
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#150455unviable
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use unprofitable in a sentence?

  1. Sergio Marchionne:

    We refuse to invest in unprofitable ventures, if you look at the relevance of SUVs and CUVs in the European market... that dynamic has completely changed. It's created the possibility to launch the 500X and the Jeep Renegade in this market and open production on the European side.

  2. Ursula K. Le Guin:

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

  3. Lindt Chief Executive Ernst Tanner:

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

  4. Jeffrey Sachs:

    Everybody needs to understand that policies are going to change to make it unprofitable if you wreck the planet, those companies that continue exploring and developing fossil fuel resources for which there is no safe use are going to pay a very heavy cost for that.

  5. B. C. Forbes:

    Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.


Translations for unprofitable

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  • αντιοικονομικός, ασύμφορος, μη επικερδήςGreek
  • desaventajadoSpanish

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