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1. Not engaged in or involving trade or commerce.
2. Not in accord with the spirit or methods of commerce.
3. Uneconomical.


1. (Commerce) not concerned with commerce or trade
2. (Commerce) not in accordance with the aims or principles of business or trade


(ˌʌn kəˈmɜr ʃəl)

1. not engaged in or involved with commerce or trade.
2. not producing or likely to produce a profit: an artistic but uncommercial film.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncommercial - not conducive to commercial success; "might prove arty and hence uncommercial"- H.E.Clurman
noncommercial - not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises
References in classic literature ?
To those who do not view the question through the medium of passion or of interest, the desire of the commercial States to collect, in any form, an indirect revenue from their uncommercial neighbors, must appear not less impolitic than it is unfair; since it would stimulate the injured party, by resentment as well as interest, to resort to less convenient channels for their foreign trade.
Eliza ended by acquiring an extremely uncommercial script which was a positive extension of her personal beauty, and spending three times as much on stationery as anyone else because certain qualities and shapes of paper became indispensable to her.
Of the supposed obsolete buildings, using "vast" sums, I suggest there has been a number of derelict and uncommercial properties demolished at Whitley Bay's seafront in particular.
Their understanding of the energy dilemma this country faces, which is making much of our industry uncommercial and environmentally unsustainable, means we see the market need and opportunity in the same way.
Charles Dickens is believed to have been sworn in as a special constable here for one night in the 1860s to gather research for his book, The Uncommercial Traveller.
Cars seems to bring out the worst in the Disney-owned Pixar, exposing it as a corporate titan which, despite the defiantly uncommercial likes of WALL-E and Ratatouille , cares about 'the numbers' above all else.
Buyers were griping that the movies being screened at this year's gathering were aggressively uncommercial and that agents were pushing for wide releases and big paydays for films that will appeal only to small audiences.
The wearing of a poppy is an apolitical, non-religious, uncommercial statement, a simple token of remembrance and recognition of those many men and women, from different nations, creeds and cultures who made the ultimate sacrifice during the two world conflicts, in the cause of peace and freedom.
did not adequately review voidable transactions, including unfair preferences and uncommercial transactions, or alternatively, failed to adequately document that review, and
The National Broadband Plan, underpinned by government investment of about EUR500 million, will see services extended to some 900,000 premises considered uncommercial by market players.
More than a decade ago, Cinemalaya took the then risky step of providing seed money for projects that would otherwise not have been made, and proved the important point that uncommercial movies were feasible.
Firms linked to Roldugin "profited from fake share transactions, bogus consulting deals, uncommercial loans and the purchase of under-priced assets," the BBC (http://www.