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un·prof·it·a·ble

 (ŭn-prŏf′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Bringing in no profit or profits: an unprofitable business venture.
2. Serving no useful purpose: an unprofitable argument.

un·prof′it·a·bil′i·ty, un·prof′it·a·ble·ness n.
un·prof′it·a·bly adv.

unprofitable

(ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbəl)
adj
1. not making a profit
2. not fruitful or beneficial
unˌprofitaˈbility, unˈprofitableness n
unˈprofitably adv

un•prof•it•a•ble

(ʌnˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. not showing or turning a profit.
2. pointless or futile.
[1275–1325]
un•prof′it•a•ble•ness, un•prof`it•a•bil′i•ty, n.
un•prof′it•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gainunprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"

unprofitable

adjective
1. uneconomic, unrewarding, profitless, worthless, unproductive, unremunerative unprofitable state-owned industries
uneconomic profitable, money-making

unprofitable

adjective
Having no useful result:
Idiom: in vain.
Translations

unprofitable

[ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbl] ADJ
1. (= uneconomic) [business, industry, route] → poco rentable
2. (= fruitless) [argument, activity, day] → inútil

unprofitable

[ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbəl] adjnon rentable
an unprofitable business → une affaire qui n'est pas rentable

unprofitable

adj (financially) → keinen Profit bringend or abwerfend, wenig einträglich; mine, activities, business etcunrentabel; (fig)nutzlos, sinnlos; the company was unprofitabledie Firma machte keinen Profit or warf keinen Profit ab; we spent an unprofitable hour on itwir haben eine Stunde damit verplempert; it would be unprofitable to go ones wäre sinnlos, noch weiterzumachen

unprofitable

[ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbl] adj (financially) → non redditizio/a; (job, deal) → poco lucrativo/a (fig) → infruttuoso/a, poco produttivo/a
an unprofitable afternoon → un pomeriggio poco produttivo
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