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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unproductive(adj)

    not producing or capable of producing

    "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

  2. unproductive(adj)

    not producing desired results

    "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"


  1. unproductive(Adjective)

    Not productive; useless; fruitless.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unproductive

    un-prō-duk′tiv, adj. not productive, profitable, or efficient, not effecting some particular result (with of).—adv. Unproduc′tively.—ns. Unproduc′tiveness; Unproductiv′ity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unproductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unproductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Sobran:

    Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.

  2. Maximiliano Hardie:

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

  3. The Senate:

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

  4. Aditi Nayar:

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

  5. Maximiliano Hardie:

    In the last few years labor disputes have cost us in the region of $10 million, enough to drill a well, between 2013 and 2014 the number of strike days, and therefore the amount of unproductive time, increased.

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