profitless


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prof·it

 (prŏf′ĭt)
n.
1. An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
v. prof·it·ed, prof·it·ing, prof·its
v.intr.
1. To make a gain or profit.
2. To derive advantage; benefit: profiting from the other team's mistakes.
v.tr.
To be beneficial to: What has all this time in school profited you?

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prōfectus, from past participle of prōficere, make progress, to profit : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

prof′it·less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.profitless - without profit or rewardprofitless - without profit or reward; "let us have no part in profitless quarrels"- D.D.Eisenhower; "How weary, flat, stale, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world"- Shakespeare
unrewarding - not rewarding; not providing personal satisfaction
Translations

profitless

[ˈprɒfɪtlɪs] ADJinútil

profitless

adj
(Comm) → unrentabel
discussion, exercisezwecklos

profitless

[ˈprɒfɪtlɪs] adj (fig) → inutile
References in classic literature ?
"If you waste your time in profitless amusement, you cannot, of course, expect to share the rewards of industry."
All that they knew was, that they spoke of a glory to be revealed,--a wondrous something yet to come, wherein their soul rejoiced, yet knew not why; and though it be not so in the physical, yet in moral science that which cannot be understood is not always profitless. For the soul awakes, a trembling stranger, between two dim eternities,--the eternal past, the eternal future.
"Haste, Tars Tarkas," I urged, "or we shall both go down to profitless defeat; I cannot hold them for ever alone."
Those past days of hideous monotony, of profitless, debasing toil, the long, sleepless nights, the very nightmare of life to a man of Wingrave's culture and habits, might well have poisoned his soul, have filled him with ideas such as these.
He said it was in poor taste, utterly profitless, anyway, and not in harmony with university traditions and policy.
They talked and smoked and walked about together often at night through the lamp- lit streets, sometimes in the wind, and rain, Carlyle crying out as they walked along against the dirt and squalor and noise of London, "that healthless, profitless, mad and heavy-laden place," "that Devil's Oven."
that epitome of all the unsteady and profitless propensities of the settlers without one of their good qualities to counterbalance the evil!
Ah, how dreary it seemed, how miserable, lonely and profitless! Should she take laudanum, and end it, to have done with all hopes, schemes, debts, and triumphs?
The conversation seemed profitless and it was further distasteful to him for the reason that it was carried on in German, a tongue which he detested as much as he did the people who spoke it.
nothing mattered and that everything was a weariness and a profitless exertion.
As a general rule, political talk appears to me to be of all talk the most dreary and the most profitless. Glancing at Mr.
I have learned it by looking from my own chamber window and marking these poor monks of the priory, their weary life, their profitless round.