What does unprofitable mean?

Definitions for unprofitableʌnˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unprofitable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unprofitable(adj)

    producing little or no profit or gain

    "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"


  1. unprofitable(Adjective)

    Not making a profit.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unprofitable

    un-prof′i-ta-bl, adj. not profitable: bringing no profit: serving no purpose.—n. Unprof′itableness.—adv. Unprof′itably.—adjs. Unprof′ited, profitless; Unprof′iting, unprofitable.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unprofitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unprofitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. Ursula K. Le Guin:

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

  4. James Fenimore Cooper:

    Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.

  5. Hiroyasu Nishikawa:

    Toshiba is still facing a number of daunting issues, such as what to do with its unprofitable PC and TV businesses.

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Translations for unprofitable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • αντιοικονομικός, ασύμφορος, μη επικερδήςGreek
  • desaventajadoSpanish

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